State Govt to set up hydroelectric power station in the Hills region
The Bengal Government would start the construction of a batch of small hydroelectric power stations in the Hills region.
The one at Ragnu in Darjeeling district, worth 6 megawatt (MW) has already been approved and work is in progress. Surveys are going on for setting up others in Rimbik, Nagrakata, Mirik and other places.
Hydroelectric power stations are much less pollution, hence the decision for setting up these in an ecologically sensitive region like the Darjeeling district has been taken.
Currently, 1076 MW of electricity is produced in Bengal using the hydroelectric method.