Summary of hydro power projects

Only three projects are operating or are under construction in the Alakananda basin, so hydro power development lags that of the Satluj catchment where there are 10 projects either operating or under construction. Of particular importance to the Alaknanda basin is tourism, driven not only by the scenic value of the area but more so by the number of very important religious sites.

Satluj river basin Alaknanda river basin
Operating 5 1
Under construction 5 2
Under development 9 16
To be allotted 9 4
Total 28 23