State owned power company Assam Power Project Development Corporation has signed agreements with Brahmaputra Infrapower and Agnipa Energo for the development of two small hydro power plants to be commissioned in April 2012, local media has reported.

According to reports, both projects are irrigation canal based schemes. The agreements will see Brahmaputra Infrapower help develop the 5MW Bordikorai project in Sontipur district, while Agnipa Energo will start work on the 2MW Pohumara project in Baksa, in the Indian state of Assam.

The Government of Assam is currently looking at further small hydro sites to help meet power deficits in the state.