Set up small-hydro power generation projects to harness the hydropower that is not being used at the moment. Small projects can be set up with local support and without displacement of the local population

Govt turns to small hydro projects to meet power needs.

March 9, 2015 3:40:58 am | THE INDIAN EXPRESS | FULL ARTICLE

Government has turned its focus towards small hydro sector as well, finalising a national mission that will aim at setting up 5000 MW of small hydro projects in the next five years.Mission assumes SHPs involve no dams: The Mission makes statements like “There is no storage of water and no dam is constructed and These projects do not encounter the issues associated with large scale hydro projects of deforestation, resettlement and rehabilitation.

The number of small hydro power projects set up in India stood at 1,085 with total installed capacity of 4,399.355 megawatt (MW) as of November 30, 2017.

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