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INTERNATIONAL SEMINAR ON HYDRO POWER &
SUSTAINABLE DEVLEOPMENT – A REPORT


The International Seminar on Hydro Power & Sustainable Development which was a first of its kind in the state of Odisha was inaugurated by Sj. Naveen Patnaik, Hon'ble Chief Minister of Odisha at Hotel Swosti Premium, Bhubaneswar on 21.02.13.

He emphasized that although the initial cost of hydro power is very high but it is renewable,green& non-polluting source & act as peak power. The state
govt. is trying to have a positive mix of hydro& thermal power in the state and identified 12 new medium/major sites for development of 2000 MW of hydro power. He also declared that the state govt. has plan for pumped storage schemes at Indravati, Upper Kolab & Balimela.

Further he stressed upon development of small hydro projects which has a huge potential in the state to avoid submergence.He also declared that the state govt. has decided to establish a Green Energy Development Corporation for development of solar,wind & other green power.

Sj. Arun Kumar Sahoo, Hon'ble Minister, Energy and I & PR presided over the function. He said the Govt. is giving priority to energy sector and several policy decisions have been made for development of hydro power. As compared to last year, a 40% increase has been made for energy sector in this year's budget. To fulfill the energy demand of the state, the govt. is encouraging establishment of more small & medium hydro electric projects.

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