Government to set up 2 hydropower engineering colleges in Himachal
February 23rd, 2011

Dharamshala : The Himachal Pradesh government would set up two hydro power engineering colleges in Shimla and Bilaspur districts to meet the growing requirement of engineers in the hydropower projects.

This was disclosed by Irrigation and Public Health minister Ravinder Singh Ravi while addressing at the annual function of Government Degree College at Dhaliara yesterday.

He said the twinhydropowerengineering college would be set up with the help of NHPC, SJVNL and NTPC.

These colleges would provide opportunities to youths of the state to shape their future within the state, he said.

He said in order to provide quality education to the students during the last three years ten universities in private sector and a technical university in government sector was established in the state.

Stressing upon the protection of the environment and water preservation, Mr Ravi said educational institutions had been involved in nine point campaign to reach common people through student community.

He said Rs 40 crore water supply scheme would provide drinking water in 96 villages in Jaswa-Pragpur areas in near future as these areas were suffering with water scarcity.

Source – UNI

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