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Chhukha Hydroelectric Project

Chhukha Hydroelectric Project:

India recently agreed to an upward revision of tariff of the Chhukha hydroelectric project.

  • Chhukha Hydroelectric Project is a run-of-the-river reservoir-based project.
  • It is located in the Wangchu River/basin in Chukha, Bhutan.
  • Installed capacity is 336 MW.
  • It was built by the Government of India (GoI) at the cost of Rs. 246 crores.
  • The GoI fully funded this project with a 60 per cent grant and a 40 per cent loan.
  • The project construction commenced in 1979 and subsequently entered into commercial operation in 1986.
  • The power generated from the project is sold to the Eastern Regional Power Grid of India under a power purchase agreement.