CCI Hydro Projects
The Cabinet Committee on Investment (CCI) in a latest move is all set to clear three hydro power projects including Tawang (800 MW), Tato (700 MW) and Teesta (520 MW), which have been awaiting environmental clearances for a long time. The two projects are in Arunachal Pradesh and Teesta in Sikkim have been sent to CCI from the power ministry for clearance. Teesta Stage-IV Hydroelectric Project is a run of the river scheme proposed along river Teesta. The project is likely to supply electricity to Sikkim, West Bengal, Bihar, Orissa and Jharkhand whereas, the Tawang Hydroelectric Project is proposed on Tawangchu river. The estimated project cost at the time of award was Rs 6,112.30cr. The 700 MW Tata hydro power project in Arunachal Pradesh is being set up by Tato Hydro Power Private Ltd, a subsidiary of Reliance Power.