Get the latest news on HP Current Affairs as Chief Minister Thakur Sukhvinder Singh Sukhu directs officials to expedite the construction work of Shongtong Hydroelectric Power Project and complete it by July 2025. Read more about this and other important updates on HP Current Affairs as of 11 March, 2023.
Shongtong Hydroelectric Power Project to be Completed by 2025: CM’s Directives
- Chief Minister Thakur Sukhvinder Singh Sukhu directs officials to expedite the construction work and complete the project by July 2025.
- Tender for the project was awarded in 2012, but the construction work had been delayed due to various reasons.
- Completion of the project would generate 1579 million units of electricity annually, providing the state with a total benefit of Rs. 1706 crore.
District Level Folk Dance and Instrumental Playing Competition held at Shimla, Gaiety Theatre
- Himachal Pradesh Language and Culture Department organized the competition to keep alive the rich traditional culture and folk music of Himachal Pradesh.
- The competition was organized on the occasion of Amrit Mahotsav Year of Independence.
- Padam Shri Vidyanand Saraik participated as the chief guest.
New Rates of Entry Tax Applicable from April 1; Commercial Vehicles to Pay More
- The Excise and Taxation Department has issued new rates of entry tax on toll barriers, which will be valid for the next one year.
- No tax will be charged from private vehicles of Himachal, but commercial vehicles with Himachal number will have to pay tax.
- Vehicles weighing 250 quintals or more will have to pay Rs. 600 to enter Himachal Pradesh.
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What is the Shongtong Hydroelectric Power Project?
The Shongtong Hydroelectric Power Project is a 450 MW hydroelectric power project in Himachal Pradesh, India.
When is the Chief Minister directing officials to complete the Shongtong Hydroelectric Power Project?
The Chief Minister is directing officials to complete the Shongtong Hydroelectric Power Project by July 2025.
How much electricity can the Shongtong Hydroelectric Power Project generate?
The Shongtong Hydroelectric Power Project can generate 1579 million units of electricity annually.
What is the expected benefit of the Shongtong Hydroelectric Power Project for the state of Himachal Pradesh?
The Shongtong Hydroelectric Power Project is expected to provide the state of Himachal Pradesh with a total benefit of Rs. 1706 crore, with Rs. 1300 crore worth of electricity generated.
What is the goal of the Himachal Pradesh state government for green energy?
The Himachal Pradesh state government is committed to transforming the state into a green energy state by 2025 through the utilization of hydropower and solar energy.
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