Arunachal CM Visits Gorzam Chorten at Zemithang
Arunachal Pradesh Chief Minister Pema Khandu on Thursday dedicated to the people Sumbachu Small Hydropower Project (SHP) at Zemithang village in Tawang district some 92 Kms from the district headquarters.
The 2X1.5 MW power station has been built by the state-owned Hydro Power Development Corporation of Arunachal Pradesh Limited (HPDCAPL).
Speaking at the sidelines of the inaugural ceremony, Khandu said the project is a dream come true for the civilian population of Zemithang and nearby areas as well as the Indian Army positioned in the border.
“While the area is off-grid, power requirements reach the peak during winters. Functioning of this SHP will bring succour to the people. I congratulate HPDCAPL for completion of the project efficiently on time,” he said.
Stand-alone hydropower projects are best solution to power requirements for areas off the grid.— Pema Khandu པདྨ་མཁའ་འགྲོ་། (@PemaKhanduBJP) December 2, 2021
Dedicated one such project Sumbachu 3MW SHP to the people at Zemithang in Tawang district, developed by state-owned Hydro Power Development Corporation of Arunachal Pradesh Limited. pic.twitter.com/azMI8590gM
Incidentally, the Sumbachu SHP is the first commissioned project of HPDCAPL, which endeavours to generate at least 3000 MW through small and mini hydro power projects in the state by 2030.
Advocating similar projects in various locations of the state, Khandu said small and stand-alone hydropower projects are the best solution to power requirements especially in remote areas which are off the grid including border outposts.
Inaugurated the newly established museum-cum-library of the Gorzam Chorten at Zemithang in Tawang district.— Pema Khandu པདྨ་མཁའ་འགྲོ་། (@PemaKhanduBJP) December 2, 2021
Impressed by the museum’s rich collection of old Buddhist artifacts and manuscripts. It will help preserve and promote our ancient Buddhist traditions. pic.twitter.com/VrB2IJ780K
“I have directed the Hydro Power Department to survey across the state where similar power generating stations can be built. We are committed to provide power supply to every village of the state,” he added.