Press Information Bureau
Government of India
Ministry of New and Renewable Energy
27-August-2012 18:21 IST
Government Provides Central Financial Assistance to Set Up Small Hydro Projects Both in Public and Private Sectors.
The Minister of New and Renewable Energy, Dr. Farooq Abdullah today informed Rajya Sabha that the Setting up of small hydro projects comes under the purview of State Governments. Potential sites are either developed by the state or allotted to private developers for setting up of projects. During the 11th Plan, a capacity of 1419 MW was added against 536 MW during the 10th Plan. A capacity addition of 2100 MW from SHP projects has been planned during the 12th Five Year Plan. Ministry of New and Renewable Energy is providing Central Financial Assistance (CFA) to set up small / micro hydro projects both in public and private sectors. Financial support is also given to the State Government for identification of new potential sites including survey and preparation of DPRs, and renovation and modernization of old SHP projects. It also helps the State Governments in formulating their policies for the development of small hydro projects and exploitation of this potential.