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PRIME MINISTER MODI INAUGURATED PROJECTS IN HIMACHAL PRADESH

PRIME MINISTER MODI INAUGURATED PROJECTS IN HIMACHAL PRADESH

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Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi visited Mandi, Himachal Pradesh on December 27, 2021. He laid the foundation stone for hydropower projects costing more than Rs 11,000 crore.

Renukaji Dam project:

  • The Prime Minister laid the foundation stone for the Renukaji Dam project. 
  • It is a 40 MW project.
  • It will be built at a cost of approximately Rs 7000 crore. 
  • It will appear to be a huge boon to Delhi, which will be able to access water of about 500 million cubic meters per year.

Luhri Stage 1 Hydro Power Project:

  • The Luhri Stage 1 Hydro Power Project was inaugurated by PM Modi.
  • It is a 210 MW project.
  • It will be built at a cost of more than Rs 1800 crore. 
  • It will generate electricity of more than 750 million units per year. 
  • Modern and reliable grid support will also prove beneficial in the surrounding states of the region as well.

Dhaulasidh Hydro Power Project:

  • The Prime Minister also laid the foundation stone of the Dhaulasidh Hydro Power Project. 
  • This will be the first hydropower project in the Hamirpur region.
  • It is a 66 MW project.
  • It will be built at a cost of more than Rs 680 crore.
  • It will generate electricity of more than 300 million units per year.

Sawra-Kuddu Hydro Power project:

  • Prime Minister launched Sawra-Kuddu Hydro Power project. 
  • The 111 MW project was built at an estimated cost of Rs 2080 crore. 
  • It will generate electricity of more than 380 million units of electricity generation per year.
  • The project will help the state earn more than Rs 120 crore per year.

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