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India-Bhutan: Kholongchhu project

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  • June 30, 2020
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India-Bhutan: Kholongchhu project

Part of: GS Prelims and Mains II – India and its neighbours; International Relations

In news:

  • India and Bhutan signed pact for first joint hydel project – Kholongchhu project
  • It is the first time an India-Bhutan hydropower project will be constructed as a 50:50 joint venture, not as a government-to-government agreement.

Do you know?

  • India had committed in 2008 to help Bhutan create a total 10,000 MW of installed capacity by 2020.
  • The Kholongchhu project is one of four additional projects agreed to in 2008.

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