India Government announced the commissioning of the Biaras Small Hydro Power Project (SHP) with 1.5 MW capacity, in Biaras Drass, Kargil Jammu & Kashmir.
The cost of the project, funded by the Ministry of New & Renewable Energy, is Rs 17 crore and this is the first project to be commissioned under the Prime Minister’s Ladakh Renewable Energy Initiative (LREI).
The plant will power the Drass town in Kargil, one of the coldest places in India. Power from Biaras SHP would be sufficient to meet normal power requirement of about 1,000 families. Kargil Renewable Energy Development Agency (KREDA) under Ladakh Autonomous Hill Development Council developed the project.