NTPC, which is executing three big hydro-power projects in Uttarakhand, hopes to contribute significantly to the State's economy in the near future.

Announcing this here on Saturday, NTPC Regional Executive Director (Hydro) Malvinder S. Soin said the company is happy over the progress made so far and the projects would go a long way in meeting the region's power needs. “We at NTPC believe in sharing positive results and joy with all and the tradition would continue”, he said.

The company is executing three hydro projects – Tapovan Vishnugad project (4x130 MW) on the Dhauliganga, Lata Tapovan project (3 x 57 MW) on the Dhauliganga, and Rupsiabagar Khasiyabara project (3x87 MW) on the Goriganga, totalling 942 MW in Uttarakhand under its diversification programme.

On commissioning of the Tapovan Vishnugad project, Uttarakhand will be getting approximately 90 crore (300 mu) per annum in view of 12 per cent free power besides other benefits , Mr. Soin said.