Hydroelectric Projects

Facts for Prelims

Hydroelectric Projects

News: Joshimath’s land subsidence and its consequences have been attributed to Hydrolelectric projects in the area. In that context it is important to recollect some of Hydropower projects that are in news especially in our neighboring countries.

Important projects:
 India - Subansiri Lower Hydroelectric Project in Arunachal Pradesh and the Teesta Low Dam Hydroelectric Project in Sikkim.
 Nepal - Arun III Hydroelectric Project and the West Seti Hydroelectric Project.
 In Bhutan, hydropower is the main source of revenue, and the government has set a target to export surplus electricity to India. The country has built several hydropower projects, including the Chukha Hydropower Project and the Tala Hydropower Project.
 Afghanistan - Formerly Salma Dam, Afghan-India Friendship Dam (AIFD) is a hydroelectric and irrigation dam project located on the Hari River in Herat Province of western Afghanistan.

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