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Hydroelectric project in Upper Siang district of Arunachal starts functioning

A part of 4.5 MW hydroelectric power project at a border village in Upper Siang district of Arunachal Pradesh was commissioned on the occasion of India’s 74th Independence Day.

Arunachal Pradesh Deputy Chief Minister Chowna Mein, who also holds the Power and Non-Conventional Energy Resources portfolio, dedicated one unit of 3×1.5(4.5) MW Angong Nallah Small Hydro-Electric Project to the people of Arunachal Pradesh on the occasion, a press release stated on August 16.

The hydroelectric power project was built at Janbo village, around 70 km from the district headquarter Yingkiong in Upper Siang district.

While dedicating the Angong Nallah Small Hydro-Electric Project, Mein said that it will meet up the power demand of the entire Upper Siang district and will bring more border villages into electrification.

It will also meet up the future power demand of the district that may arise due to increase in households and business & industrial establishments.

With the completion of the remaining two units of SHP, there will be surplus production of power in the district, which will be shared to other parts of the state, he added.

Mein commended the chief engineer of Hydro-Power Development (Eastern Zone), all the officers of Geku Hydro-Power Division for their tireless efforts and hard work despite the COVID-19 pandemic and the Planning department for continuous monitoring of the project to its successful implementation.

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