PM Modi Lays Foundation Stone of Rs 11,000 Cr worth of Hydropower Projects in Himachal Pradesh

Prime Minister Narendra Modi has inaugurated and laid the foundation stone of hydropower projects worth over Rs 11,000 crore in Mandi, Himachal Pradesh.

December 28, 2021. By Manu Tayal

Prime Minister Narendra Modi has inaugurated and laid the foundation stone of hydropower projects worth over Rs 11,000 crore in Mandi, Himachal Pradesh.

These hydropower projects include Luhri Stage 1 Hydro Power Project and Dhaulasidh Hydro Power Project.

During the inauguration, Governor Himachal Pradesh, Rajendra Vishwanath Arlekar, Chief Minister of Himachal Pradesh Jai Ram Thakur, Union Minister, Anurag Singh Thakur were among those present on the occasion.

The Prime Minister said that the ‘ease of living’ of the people of the country is one of the foremost priorities and electricity plays a huge role in this. Hydro-power projects launched today reflect India’s commitment to eco-friendly development.

The Prime Minister reiterated the changed working style of the new India. He talked about the speed with which India is meeting its environment-related goals.

The Prime Minister mentioned that “In 2016, India had set a target to meet 40 percent of its installed electricity capacity from non-fossil energy sources by 2030. Today every Indian will be proud that India has achieved this goal in November this year itself.”

“The whole world is praising India, for how our country is accelerating development while saving the environment. From solar power to hydropower, from wind power to green hydrogen, the country is working continuously to make full use of every resource of renewable energy,” the Prime Minister informed.
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