41627-023: MFF - Himachal Pradesh Clean Energy Development Investment Program (Tranche 1)

Project Data Sheet (PDS): Overview


The main objective is to help fulfill local demand, as Himachal Pradesh experiences energy shortages, especially in the winter months of December to February when river flows are at their lowest, with some peak shortages experienced throughout the year. Surplus power, particularly due to strong river flows from the spring snow melt, will be exported to the northern grid, thus serving as an important source of revenue for the state. However, the program will benefit all Northern ... Read More

Country India
Project Number 41627-023
Type or Modality of Assistance Loan
Financing Public sector (Sovereign)
Status Approved
Approval Number Loan No. 2461
Approval Date 27 Oct 2008
ADB Financing ($ thousand) 150,000
Geographical Location Both subprojects are located within the northwestern state of Himachal Pradesh.
Sector Energy
Subsector Large hydropower generation
Strategic Agendas Environmentally sustainable growth (ESG)
Inclusive economic growth (IEG)
Drivers of Change Governance and capacity development (GCD)
Gender Equity and Mainstreaming Categories Category 4: No gender elements (NGE)
Safeguard Categories Environment: A
Resettlement: A
Indigenous People: B

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