According to an official spokesman, bids have been invited for seven mini hydel plants to be set up on Sabraon branch canal and three projects on main branch (upper) with collective generation capacity of 84.25 mw.
Sites offered for Sabraon branch canal include Sathiali, Tugalwala, Harchowal, Sukhwal, Ladha Munda Attwal, Buttar and Ghaggar Bhana. The sites offered on main branch upper include Dhariwal, Kunjar and Aliwal.
The spokesman said that the state government aims to generate 200 mw from the mini hydel sector in the next financial year.
The state government has also developed a technology for production of power from flow of rivers and sought a special package of capital subsidy from the central government for this sector.