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Table 1.

Teesta river basin area distribution and hydropower potential.

State/CountryRiver length (in km)Basin area (in km2)Population (in 2011)Population intensity (per km2)Installed capacity (MW)% of basin's total hydropower potential
Sikkim 170 7,039 610,577 87 5353 65 
West Bengal 123 3,294 1,729,899 525 2841 35 
Bangladesh 121 2,037 2,221,550 1,091 
Total 414 12,370 4,562,026 369 8194 100 
State/CountryRiver length (in km)Basin area (in km2)Population (in 2011)Population intensity (per km2)Installed capacity (MW)% of basin's total hydropower potential
Sikkim 170 7,039 610,577 87 5353 65 
West Bengal 123 3,294 1,729,899 525 2841 35 
Bangladesh 121 2,037 2,221,550 1,091 
Total 414 12,370 4,562,026 369 8194 100 

Sources: Khawas (2016), Rudhra (2018), EDPS (2019).

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