HP govt to float fresh tenders for power projects
In keeping with the mandate of the latest power policy, the Himachal Pradesh government has decided to re-advertise seven major hydropower projects. The government has now decided to float fresh tenders for the 236 Mw Dugar project, 81 Mw Tingret, 70 Mw Mane Nadang, 60 Mw Lara, 40 Mw Kuling Lara, 13 Mw Suil and 7.5 Mw Kihil Bahl projects.
The state cabinet, which met under the chairmanship of Chief Minister P K Dhumal, has also accepted the recommendations of the Himachal Pradesh Infrastructure Development Board with regard to free power royalty from Independent Power Producers (IPPs) of small hydropower projects of up to 5 Mw. Those IPPs which have not started work on their projects so far could have their allotments cancelled.