The Cabinet Committee on Investment (CCI) has cleared three hydro power projects that were held up due to environmental bottlenecks with total power generation capacity of 2020MW. The projects include Tawang (800 MW) and Tato (700 MW) in Arunachal Pradesh and Teesta (520 MW) in Sikkim. Teesta Stage-IV Hydroelectric Project, which was awarded to state-run NHPC in 2009, is a run of the river scheme proposed along river Teesta.
The estimated project cost was Rs 3,594.74 crore. The Tawang Hydroelectric Project is proposed on Tawangchu river. The estimated project cost at the time of award was Rs 6,112.30 crore. The 700 MW Tato hydro power project in Arunachal Pradesh is being set up by Tato Hydro Power Private Ltd, a subsidiary of Reliance Power.