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Agreement between India and Bhutan for Hydroelectric Project

Current Context: India and Bhutan have signed their first Indo-Bhutan Joint Venture Hydroelectric Project.
Agreement between India and Bhutan for Hydroelectric Project
  • It is basically a joint venture between Bhutan Government and Kholongchhu Hydro Energy Limited for 600 Megawatt Kholongchhu Hydroelectric Project.
  • The project will be developed by Kholongchhu Hydro Energy Limited, which is a joint venture company formed between Satluj Jal Vidyut Nigam Limited (SJVNL) of India and Drunk Green Power Corporation (DGPC) of Bhutan.
  • The project is expected to complete by the year 2025.
  • An underground powerhouse of four 150MW turbines with the water impounded by a concrete gravity dam of 95 meters in height will be developed under this project.
  • Static Part: 
    • Capital of Bhutan: Thimphu
    • Currency of Bhutan: Ngultrum

Question: 

Q.1 Recently India signed an agreement with which country to develop Hydroelectric Project of 600 Megawatt?
a. Bangladesh
b. Nepal
c. Myanmar
d. Bhutan
Agreement between India and Bhutan for Hydroelectric Project Agreement between India and Bhutan for Hydroelectric Project Reviewed by Neha Verma on June 30, 2020 Rating: 5

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