Sandwiched between Bangladesh and the Indian state of Assam, Meghalaya is distinguished from the much larger Assam by its hilly terrain and largely Christian population. With little trade or industry, the state’s population largely supports itself with subsistence farming, but the abundance of water makes Meghalaya an important location for hydroelectric power development.
8,660 sq. miles
$3.39 billion (USD)
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India faces a complex energy challenge: it needs cheap and abundant energy to power high economic growth and lift its citizens into the middle class. But it also hopes to keep its commitments to the U.N. Climate Change Convention and achieve energy independence. India’s states have the resources to generate the energy India needs, but they take different approaches to fostering the growth of the industry. This section allows you to explore energy news from India’s states and offers the Wadhwani Chair’s analysis of India’s energy sector.
Meghalaya has formally commissioned setting up of a new Umtru Hydro Electric Project in Ri- Bhoi District bordering Assam.
The center approved $11.6 million for a liquefied petroleum gas bottling plant in Meghalaya. The plant will help increase penetration of the clean fuel, especially in the rural areas of the state.
The state cabinet approved a proposal to assign the 210 MW Myntdu Leshka Hydro Power Project and 15 other smaller power projects to the state-owned Meghalaya Energy Corporation Limited.
The cabinet raised the borrowing limit of the Meghalaya Energy Corporation (MeECL) to enable it to make investments that will increase revenue. The borrowing limit was raised from $298 million to $390 million.
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Wind Performance Tracker — Meghalaya achieves 0 MW (updated March 31, 2016)
Solar Performance Tracker — Meghalaya reaches 0.06 MW (updated October 31, 2017)