Arunachal CM Pema Khandu inaugurating the Diksha HEP. Image credit: Twitter

Arunachal Pradesh Chief Minister Pema Khandu on Friday inaugurated the 24 MW Dikshi Hydroelectric Project (HEP) in West Kameng district.

Khandu switched on the device at the powerhouse of the project.

“Arunachal is known as the powerhouse of the nation, and if (its) hydro potential is utilized fully, it could change the economic scenario of the state,” the CM said while addressing the gathering.

“The Arunachal government is exploring more potential HEPs in the district, and PSUs and serious private power developers would be given priority for executing these projects,” Khandu further said.

Khandu further said clean and green energy could change the economy of the state and the region.

“The government has already terminated the MoUs for 22 projects (of 3800 MW potential) over non-performance,” Khandu infomred.

“Notices have been served to private developers of 46 more (of with approximately 8000 MW potential),” Khandu further said.

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