Reportedly, the Arunachal Pradesh government has launched an ambitious plan to build 50 mini hydropower projects for electrification of remote villages.
These 50 micro, mini and small hydropower projects of 10-100 kW capacity will be built at an estimated cost of Rs 2 billion under the Golden Jubilee Border Village Illumination Programme. These projects will be implemented in a phased manner. Under Phase-I, 17 projects with an installed capacity of 1,255 kW have been taken up which will entail an estimated cost of Rs 0.50 billion. These are stand-alone projects and include localised transmission and distribution components to facilitate essential services to the border villages in one go.