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Agreement between India and Bhutan for Hydroelectric Project

Published on June 30, 2020
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


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
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