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Table 4.

Upcoming/Proposed hydropower projects along Teesta river basin (as of 28.07.2019).

Project nameLocationInstalled capacity (MW)Latest status/Remark
Bhimkyong North Sikkim 99 MoU/IA was terminated in June 2012. High Court of Sikkim has given a new timeline up to 2018 for the development of the project to Teesta Hydro Power Pvt. Ltd 
Bop North Sikkim 99 MoU/IA was terminated in June 2012. High Court of Sikkim has given a new timeline up to 2018 for the development of the project to Teesta Hydro Power Pvt. Ltd 
Chakhungchu North Sikkim 50 The project was allotted on 2002. An arbitration case is underway with Sikkim Govt. and Amalgamated Trans Power India Ltd 
Kalez Khola I West Sikkim 27.5 MoU/IA terminated due to non-performance of the West Sikkim Cosmic Infra Powergen Pvt Ltd in September 2016 
Kalez Khola II West Sikkim 54 MoU/IA terminated due to non-performance of the Pentacle Power Pvt Ltd in February 2017 
Lachung North Sikkim 99 MoU/IA was terminated in June 2012. High Court of Sikkim has given a new timeline up to 2018 for development of the project to Lachung Hydro Power Pvt. Ltd 
Lethang West Sikkim 96 Project not granted clearance by National Wild Life Board, Govt. of India. Project cancelled vide Notification No. 12/Home/2012 
Lingza North Sikkim 120 Project cancelled/not taken up as this area fell within Dzongu area and in the vicinity of Kanchanjonga National Park 
Ramman I West Bengal 48 MoU/IA signed with NHPC in July 2015 
Manul and Mangan North Sikkim 30 MoU/IA terminated due to non-performance of the Higen in September 2017 
Ralang South Sikkim 40 The project was allotted in 2002. An arbitration case is underway with Sikkim Govt. and Amalgamated Trans Power India Ltd 
Rangyong North Sikkim 80 Project cancelled/not taken up as this area fell within Dzongu area and in the vicinity of Kanchanjonga National Park 
Rathangchu West Sikkim 30 Projects scraped due to religious sentiments 
Rechu-Meyongchu North Sikkim 26 MoU/IA terminated due to non-performance of Planet Infra Projects Pvt. Ltd 
Ringpi North Sikkim 320 Project cancelled/not taken up as this area fell within Dzongu area and in the vicinity of Kanchanjonga National Park 
Rolep East Sikkim 36 The project was allotted in 2002. An arbitration case is underway with Sikkim Govt. and Amalgamated Trans Power India Ltd 
Rukel North Sikkim 33 Project cancelled/not taken up as this area fell within Dzongu area and in the vicinity of Kanchanjonga National Park 
Sada-Mangder West/South Sikkim 71 MoU/IA terminated due to non-achievement of the stipulated milestones by Gati Infrastructures Ltd in February 2017 
Suntaleytar East Sikkim 40 MoU/IA terminated due to non-performance of Moser Baer Electric Power Ltd/Shreya Powertech Pvt Ltd in February 2017 
Teesta Low Dam I and II (Combined) West Bengal 81 MoU/IA signed with NHPC in July 2015 
Teesta Low Dam V West Bengal 80 MoU/IA signed with NHPC in July 2015 
Teesta Intermediate Stage West Bengal 84 MoU/IA signed with NHPC in July 2015 
Teesta Stage I North Sikkim 280 MoU/IA cancelled as this area fell within the vicinity of Kanchanjonga National Park 
Teesta Stage II North Sikkim 330 MoU/IA terminated in September 2018 due to non-performance of Him Urja Infra Pvt. Ltd 
Ting Ting West Sikkim 99 Project cancelled vide Govt. Notification No. 12/Home/2012 as milestones as per MOU not achieved by T.T. Energy Pvt. Ltd 
Upper Rolep (Nathangchu) East Sikkim 30 MoU/IA terminated in September 2016 due to non-performance of Cosmic Infrapowergen Pvt Ltd 
Upper Rolep (Tshanguchu) East Sikkim 30 MoU/IA terminated in September 2016 due to non-performance of Cosmic Infrapowergen Pvt Ltd 
Project nameLocationInstalled capacity (MW)Latest status/Remark
Bhimkyong North Sikkim 99 MoU/IA was terminated in June 2012. High Court of Sikkim has given a new timeline up to 2018 for the development of the project to Teesta Hydro Power Pvt. Ltd 
Bop North Sikkim 99 MoU/IA was terminated in June 2012. High Court of Sikkim has given a new timeline up to 2018 for the development of the project to Teesta Hydro Power Pvt. Ltd 
Chakhungchu North Sikkim 50 The project was allotted on 2002. An arbitration case is underway with Sikkim Govt. and Amalgamated Trans Power India Ltd 
Kalez Khola I West Sikkim 27.5 MoU/IA terminated due to non-performance of the West Sikkim Cosmic Infra Powergen Pvt Ltd in September 2016 
Kalez Khola II West Sikkim 54 MoU/IA terminated due to non-performance of the Pentacle Power Pvt Ltd in February 2017 
Lachung North Sikkim 99 MoU/IA was terminated in June 2012. High Court of Sikkim has given a new timeline up to 2018 for development of the project to Lachung Hydro Power Pvt. Ltd 
Lethang West Sikkim 96 Project not granted clearance by National Wild Life Board, Govt. of India. Project cancelled vide Notification No. 12/Home/2012 
Lingza North Sikkim 120 Project cancelled/not taken up as this area fell within Dzongu area and in the vicinity of Kanchanjonga National Park 
Ramman I West Bengal 48 MoU/IA signed with NHPC in July 2015 
Manul and Mangan North Sikkim 30 MoU/IA terminated due to non-performance of the Higen in September 2017 
Ralang South Sikkim 40 The project was allotted in 2002. An arbitration case is underway with Sikkim Govt. and Amalgamated Trans Power India Ltd 
Rangyong North Sikkim 80 Project cancelled/not taken up as this area fell within Dzongu area and in the vicinity of Kanchanjonga National Park 
Rathangchu West Sikkim 30 Projects scraped due to religious sentiments 
Rechu-Meyongchu North Sikkim 26 MoU/IA terminated due to non-performance of Planet Infra Projects Pvt. Ltd 
Ringpi North Sikkim 320 Project cancelled/not taken up as this area fell within Dzongu area and in the vicinity of Kanchanjonga National Park 
Rolep East Sikkim 36 The project was allotted in 2002. An arbitration case is underway with Sikkim Govt. and Amalgamated Trans Power India Ltd 
Rukel North Sikkim 33 Project cancelled/not taken up as this area fell within Dzongu area and in the vicinity of Kanchanjonga National Park 
Sada-Mangder West/South Sikkim 71 MoU/IA terminated due to non-achievement of the stipulated milestones by Gati Infrastructures Ltd in February 2017 
Suntaleytar East Sikkim 40 MoU/IA terminated due to non-performance of Moser Baer Electric Power Ltd/Shreya Powertech Pvt Ltd in February 2017 
Teesta Low Dam I and II (Combined) West Bengal 81 MoU/IA signed with NHPC in July 2015 
Teesta Low Dam V West Bengal 80 MoU/IA signed with NHPC in July 2015 
Teesta Intermediate Stage West Bengal 84 MoU/IA signed with NHPC in July 2015 
Teesta Stage I North Sikkim 280 MoU/IA cancelled as this area fell within the vicinity of Kanchanjonga National Park 
Teesta Stage II North Sikkim 330 MoU/IA terminated in September 2018 due to non-performance of Him Urja Infra Pvt. Ltd 
Ting Ting West Sikkim 99 Project cancelled vide Govt. Notification No. 12/Home/2012 as milestones as per MOU not achieved by T.T. Energy Pvt. Ltd 
Upper Rolep (Nathangchu) East Sikkim 30 MoU/IA terminated in September 2016 due to non-performance of Cosmic Infrapowergen Pvt Ltd 
Upper Rolep (Tshanguchu) East Sikkim 30 MoU/IA terminated in September 2016 due to non-performance of Cosmic Infrapowergen Pvt Ltd 

Sources: CEA (2016), EDPS (2019), NHPC (2019).

IA, Interagency agreement.

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