Small hydropower (SHP) being most reliable and environmentally benign energy technology or electricity generation plays an important role in development of a region/nation. Major portion of hydropower potential in India lies in Himalayan region.

Small hydropower (SHP) is one of the most common renewable, economic, non-consumptive, non-radioactive, non-polluting and environmentally benign sources of energy. A vast potential of small hydropower is available on canals falls under the range of low head hydropower schemes.