Ninety five small hydro power projects with a capacity of upto five MW were allotted to investors by the Himachal Pradesh Cabinet, including 74 from the state.
The total capacity of the 95 small hydro power projects is 197.695 MW, of which 21 projects of 76 MW were allotted to investors from outside the state, while 74 projects with 126.695 MW were allotted to investors from the state.
If the capacity is increased over five MW, applicable charges, including additional free power royalty, will be borne by the applicant afresh on the whole capacity.
The cabinet cancelled the implementation agreement of the 13 MW Lower Uhl Hyro Electricity Project. It will now allot the project through international competitive bidding.