The development of Power Sector until recently in India has been primarily with the State and Central Governments with very little participation by Private Sector. The country faces an energy shortage of around 8.4% and peak load capacity shortage to the extent of about 12.30%. The situation in Karnataka State is no better and is hindering its economic growth. In order to mobilize more funds for development of the Power Sector, Government of India has framed a policy to permit private sector participation in the development of the power sector. Under this policy, the Government of Karnataka has allotted implementation of Huvinahedagi Small Hydel Scheme to M/s. Pavan Ganga Power Pvt. Ltd., Bangalore, for an installed capacity of 2.00 MW.  It is now found that it is technically feasible to increase the installed capacity to 21.50 MW.

    Huvinahedagi Small Hydel Scheme is proposed across River Krishna near Maramakal Village of Shahapur Taluk in Gulbarga District, Karnataka.


    The scheme comprises of the construction of:

  • Diversion Barrage across River Krishna.
  • Intake cum Left Non over Flow Block.
  • Power House to house 5 generating units of 4.30 MW each, with the service bay, control room, office etc.
  • Tail channel.
  • An Out Door Yard (ODY)


    The total project cost of the completed scheme, inclusive of Transmission Lines and related escalation, financial costs according to the price level of the year 2008-09 is Rs.13782.00 Lakhs. The project can be implemented in 18 months, from zero date.

    The average annual power generation is arrived at 63.12 GWHr.  The project gives an internal rate of return of 10.18 %

    In the context of current power and energy shortage in the State of Karnataka and the ever-increasing demand for more electricity, the implementation of Huvinahedagi Small Hydel Scheme contributes to partially meeting the shortage of power and energy in the State of Karnataka.  The significant aspects of the Project are:

  • There is an assured available head of about 7.65 m and flow of about 374.75 cumecs.
  • The Project is economical and provides adequate income generation to meet all financing commitments and provides adequate return on the investments.