Uttarakhand Policy for Development of Micro & Mini Hydro Power Projects (upto 2 MW) - 2015

Community managed micro/mini hydro power projects with effective support and partnership with public and private sector has the potential to sustainably address the unmet demand of energy in rural areas of Uttarakhand. Micro/mini hydro power projects are also clean and renewable sources of energy having a minimal impact on natural biodiversity and human settlements. In addition, Uttarakhand government recognizes the threat of climate change and envisages micro/mini hydro power as one of the key mitigation initiatives of the state. Therefore, to promote micro/mini hydro power projects in the state, it is essential to formulate a comprehensive policy which aims to accelerate growth of micro/mini hydro power projects in Uttarakhand by providing a favorable environment for all the stakeholders.