News Brief | February 2013
Govt to sell Potteru hydro power station
The state government has decided to sell unprofitable Potteru small hydro electric project (SHEP) having 6 MW generating capacity as part of its wasteful expenditure minimisation plan. "Due to insufficient flow of water and weak embankment of the canal, the project is not feasible to generate more than 1.5 MW. The area is heavily naxal affected and Rs 52 lakh per year is being spent for watch and ward. Government approval has been taken for selling the SHEP," the state energy secretary revealed.