Arunachal Pradesh state mega hydro electric power policy 2008
This document details the Arunachal Pradesh state mega hydro electric power policy 2008. It is aimed at developing hydropower projects in an eco-friendly manner and ensuring proper rehabilitation and resettlement of project affected people.
The Central Government has envisaged a hydropower capacity addition of about 30,000 MW during the 12th Plan. The State Government has set the following broad policy objectives for the development of hydropower projects: to harness hydropower potential of the State in a manner that is consistent with the provisions of the Electricity Act, 2003 and the National Electricity Policy and other policies formulated under the Act; to Develop hydropower projects in an eco-friendly manner causing minimum distress to affected people; to accelerate the pace of hydropower development through participation of both the Central Public Sector Undertakings and private power developers, as also by formulating Public Private Partnership; to provide for creation of social and development infrastructure through hydropower developers for local area development; to ensure proper rehabilitation and resettlement of project affected people in order to improve their living standards; and to create job opportunities for local tribal people especially projected affected people.