India gives green light to the largest hydropower project in Arunachal Pradesh

Rutuja Kedare Mar 04, 2023 0

On 28th February, 2023, India granted approval for its largest hydropower project, the Dibang Multipurpose Project (MPP), which is located in the northeastern mountainous region that borders China. 

The National Hydroelectric Power Corporation (NHPC), a government-owned entity, will develop this project with an aim to generate 2,880 megawatts of renewable energy, and in doing so, cater to the increasing energy needs of the country.

With a budget of INR 319 billion and a timeline of nine years, the project’s primary objective is to manage floods. The construction of the dam will make it the tallest dam in India, with a height of 278 meters.

In addition to the dam construction, the government has allocated INR 241 crore for community and social development initiatives and INR 327 lakhs to preserve the culture and identity of the local people. 

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