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Jharkhand Chief Minister Raghubar Das on Friday approved ‘Request For Proposal’ to set up Micro Hydro Power Stations on Public -Private -partnership(PPP) mode in 14 sites in the state.

The CM said that his government is trying to come up with Thermal Energy,Solar Energy and Hydro Energy to develop Jharkhand as an ‘energy hub’ in the country.

“In all,68 sites were identified for Hydro Power Plants.Among these sites,14 Micro Hydro Power Plants will be developed”,said the CM.

These 14 sites for Micro Hydro Power Plants were –

Torpa,Khunti(13 MW on Kanchi river bed);Dasham Fall,Ranchi(6 MW at Kanchi river);Manoharpur,West Singhbhum(8 MW at Koel and Karo);Malay,Palamau(8 MW at Malay Dam);Basia,Gumla(9 MW at Koel River);Jonha,Ranchi(1 MW Radhu river);Ardki(1.5 MW at Tazna river);Jonha,Ranchi(0.7 at Sita Fall);Hundru,Ranchi(11 MW at Suvarnarekha river);Tethakitangar,Simdega(24 MW Sankh Nadi);Kurdeg,Simdega(19 MW at Sankh river);Raidih,Gumla(23 MW Sankh river);and Sugbandh Stage-1,Latehar(4.5 MW at North Koyel.

This proposal was made by several departments such as Planning cum Finance,Water Resources,Forest and Environment,Commercial Taxes,Revenue and land Reforms,Industry,Mines,Tourism and Pollution.The CM appreciated their contributions.

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