Rivers of Hope

The video shows how small hydel power plants, set up as a result of a joint partnership between UNDP, the Global Environment Facility and the Ministry of New and Renewable Energy, Government of India, are not only supplying stable, uninterrupted electricity to remote villages of the Himalayan regions of India, but also generating jobs and livelihoods for local people. While the average cost of grid electricity ranges from Rs 4 kwh to Rs 6 kwh, the cost of power supplied by small hydel projects is only Rs 2 per kwh.