Asian Development Bank to develop hydel power in Bihar

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Patna, Nov 26 (UNI) The Asian Development Bank (ADB) has shown special interest in the development of hydel power in Bihar for which it was likely to undertake extensive survey to find out the potential in the river basins.

Sources at the hydel power corporation said here today that the ADB would be conducting extensive survey in five river basins located in North Bihar. The sources said the ADB would identify the sites with potential for development of hydro-power projects.

According to the sources, the corporation had already signed an agreement with the ADB for construction of a hydel power in Kosi Basin after an extensive survey conducted by a central undertaking which came here to prepare the Detailed Project Report (DPR).

The work would be initiated once the DPR was prepared.

The sources further informed that a survey had already been conducted at nine identified sites for construction of hydel project in the Kosi basin. The DPR would be prepared soon on the basis of the survey, sources added.

Outlining the work taken up by the corporation sources said, it had been able to commission Agnoor, Dhelabagh and Nasriganj small hydel projects.


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