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The estimated hydropower potential in the state of Himachal Pradesh is approximate:
1. 28000 MW
2. 80000 MW
3. 10000 MW
4. 5000 MW

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Correct Answer - Option 1 : 28000 MW

The correct answer is 28000 MW.

  • The State of Himachal Pradesh has an estimated Hydro Potential of 27,436 MW.
  • Out of which, 24,000 MW has been assessed as harnessable.
  • While the Government of Himachal Pradesh has decided to forgo balance potential in lieu of safeguarding the environment and maintaining ecologically as well as protect various social concerns.
  • Out of the total harnessable potential of about 24,000 MW, the potential to the tune of 20,912 MW already stands allotted under various sectors.
  • The State has been accelerating the pace of Hydropower development through the active involvement of both the public and private sectors.
  • A potential of about 10,519 MW has already been harnessed so far under various sectors.
  • So the more appropriate answer is 28000 MW.

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