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Kashang Hydel Project: Phase I Launched

Published on September 14, 2017
Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh launched a series of new projects in the state.
He laid foundation stones and inaugurated more than 50 new projects in Kullu and Kinnaur.

Kashang Hydel Project: Phase I Launched
  • In Kinnaur, he launched the first phase of the ongoing Kashang hydel (65 MW) project.
  • The work on the integrated Kashang Project was started in 2009 by the Himachal Pradesh Power Corporation.
  • This project had undergone many hurdles including environmental clearance.
  • The project has estimated capacity of 195 MW but due to an ongoing dispute in the National Green Tribunal, only 65 MW power can be produced.

About Himachal Pradesh

  • Himachal Pradesh is a state of India located in Northern India.
  • The name was coined from Sanskrit Him means 'snow' and achal means 'land' or 'abode', by Acharya Diwakar Datt Sharma, one of the state's most eminent Sanskrit scholars
  • According to a latest 2017 survey by an international organization, Himachal Pradesh was ranked least corrupt state in the country.
  • Tribes such as the Koili, Hali, Dagi, Dhaugri, Dasa, Khasa, Kinnar, and Kirat are inhabitants of this state from the prehistoric era
  • Its capital is Shimla
  • Its governor is Acharya Dev Vrat.
  • It has 4 Parliamentary constituency.

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