Hydropower in India: key enablers for a better tomorrow

This FICCI-PwC report identifies the challenges faced by the hydropower sector and look at enablers that could help in accelerating the implementation of hydropower projects in India. Propelled by sustained economic growth and rise in income levels, India is poised to face significant increase in energy demand in the next few decades which also translates into higher demand for electricity. The gap in the electricity demand-supply situation is highlighted by the fact that the country experienced a peak deficit of 5.2% and energy deficit of 4.2% in FY 13-14, with the surplus western and eastern regions unable to compensate for the severely deficit northern, southern and north-eastern regions.