Himachal Pradesh and Punjab conflict over the Shanan hydropower project.
- Himachal Pradesh and Punjab are facing a potential conflict over the Shanan hydropower project.
- The Shanan hydropower project (on the Uhl River, a tributary of the Beas River ) is a 110 MW power project located in Mandi district, Himachal Pradesh, India.
- It was commissioned in 1932 and is currently under the control of the Punjab Government.
- The 99-year lease on the project is set to expire in March 2024, leading to a dispute between Himachal Pradesh and Punjab over its ownership and control.
- Himachal Pradesh has made it clear that it will not renew or extend the lease and wants the project to be handed over to the state.
- Punjab, on the other hand, is unwilling to part with the project and is prepared to pursue legal action to retain it.