MNRE Cancels Proposal for Central Financial Assistance to 53 Small Hydro Projects


MNRE Cancels Proposal for Central Financial Assistance to 53 Small Hydro Projects

The Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) has issued a notification announcing the cancellation of 53 proposals submitted to the Ministry for central financial assistance (CFA) for small hydropower projects (SHP) in the private sector.

Majority of these projects are located in Karnataka followed closely by Himachal Pradesh. The ministry has decided not to extend financial assistance to these projects owing to non-compliance of the provisions contained in the administrative approval of the program as was communicated in its earlier letters dated July 29, 2003, and December 11, 2009.

The MNRE has in its circular further conveyed that it would not entertain any further correspondence in this regard, as the project developers had not submitted any progress report of their project execution after submission of application for providing CFA. Read More

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