Arunachal Pradesh chief minister Pema Khandu on Monday advocated for building of run-of-the-river hydropower projects. He said that the state government should take up hydropower projects on feasibility basis.

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Speaking about taking up run-of-the-river projects, the chief minister said that such projects will do no harms on the ecology and human settlements. On this matter, Khandu said the state is consistently in touch with the centre on how to take ahead the power sector.

Khandu was speaking while inaugurating the new office premises of Arunachal Pradesh State Electricity Regulatory Commission (APSERC) in Itanagar on Monday. State power minister Tamiyo Taga was also present on the occasion.

In his speech, Khandu urged for support and guidance from the commission to cut down huge AT&C loss and for efficient power distribution in the state. He said in coming days Arunachal will see huge investment in works for setting up of transmission line.

He also sought support of commission in capitalising state’s huge hydropower potential. He said the state is looking forward to working with public sector companies, such as, NEEPCO and NHPC Ltd.

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