Consider the following:
1. Siang Valley
2. Chambal Valley
3. Damodar Valley
Which among the above are home to dams for generation of hydroelectric power?

Answer: [D] 1, 2 & 3

Government has recently given environmental nod to two hydel projects in the Siang river valley in Arunachal Pradesh. At present, two projects — Simang I and II totalling 133 MW — are located on the Simang, the right bank tributary of the river Siang. However, the Siang valley alone has an estimated 12,450 MW of hydel potential, which, in the north-east as a whole, is well in excess of 50,000 MW, much of it in Arunachal Pradesh. Overall, a projected 90,000 MW of pumped storage hydel capacity is yet to be tapped. In this question, all the statements are in.

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