Prime Minster Narendra Modi on 18 October 2016 inaugurated three hydropower projects of 1752 MW capacities in Himachal Pradesh. Inauguration of new hydropower projects will change economic horizon of Himachal Pradesh. The three hydropower projects are
- 540 Megawatt generation capacity third phase of Parbati hydro power project of NHPC in Kullu district
- 412 Megawatt Rampur project of Satluj Jal Vidyut Nigam Ltd in Shimla
- 800 Megawatt Kol Dam power project in Bilaspur district
Himachal Pradesh Governor Acharya Devvrat, Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh, Union Health Minister JP Nadda and Power Minister Piyush Goyal were present on the occasion.
This was Modi’s maiden visit to the hill state after becoming Prime Minister.
The foundation stone of NTPC’s Koldam hydro project was laid on 5 June 2000, by then Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee.