Tehri Hydro to build project in northern India

The power-starved state of Uttar Pradesh has signed an agreement with Tehri Hydro Development Corp. to build a 30-MW hydropower plant on the Betwa River in northern India.

The Dhukwan project, expected to cost 1.5 billion rupees (US$31.3 million), will be built upstream of the Dhukwan Dam and completed in 2012.

State officials said they are preparing a detailed project report, which is expected to be approved in May 2010.

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