GoAP terminates 15 hydropower projects

GoAP terminates 15 hydropower projects

ITANAGAR, Jul 5: The GoAP has recently terminated 15 hydropower projects consisting of 1586.4 MW in the state.

The terminated projects are Kameng-1 (1120 MW), Poma (12 MW), Sae Chu (15 MW), Sangoshi (12.50 MW), Yemsing (15 MW), Simen (21 MW), Tirap St-II (10 MW), Tagurshit St-II (27.50 MW), Pacha (10 MW), Lower Ngorgum (18 MW), Doimukh (80 MW), Paikangrong (2.40 MW), Gongri (144 MW), Upper Ngorgum (9 MW) and Jameri (90 MW).

The terminated project with the highest capacity Kameng-1 was supposed to be developed by NEEPCO and the lowest one Paikangrong by Delhi based SMJ consultants Pvt Ltd. The Poma project was allocated to a travel agent based in Mumbai, Patel Tours & Travels Ltd.

“To accomplish Government of India’s 50,000 MW Hydro Power Initiative, the Government of Arunachal Pradesh had earmarked certain projects for allocation to private developers for development of hydropower in the state. Accordingly, based on the policy in place and after getting expression of interest from private developers, these projects were allotted for development on Built, Own, Operate and Transfer (BOOT) basis”, said Commissioner Power G S Meena in a press note.

Out of such allotted projects, the following projects have been terminated/withdrawn on ‘as is where is basis’ from developers as per appropriate provisions contained in the MoAs signed and executed with respective developers and the projects shall hereafter vest with the state govt, he added.

Faced with the reported inordinate delay in their execution, the Ministry of Power has earlier suggested the state govt to scrap as many as half the nearly 100 hydroelectric projects awarded to private and state-run developers in the state.

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