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India's "Tel Aviv of the Hills" - Does Israel Have Its Eye On India's Hydro Power?

A sign in Hebrew in Manali, Himachal Pradesh, India, which indicates "For homesick Israelis: breakfast, salami sausage from Israel (Kosher), Israeli candies, black coffee and more Manali, India"

Himachal Pradesh is a state in north India.It is spread over 21,629 sq mi (56,019 kmĀ²), and is bordered by the Indian states of Jammu and Kashmir on north, Punjab on west and south-west, Haryana and Uttar Pradesh on south, Uttarakhand on south-east and by Tibet, China on the east. The literal meaning of Himachal Pradesh is Region of snowy mountains.

Himachal is extremely rich in hydroelectric resources. The state has about 25% of the national potential in this respect. It has been estimated that about 20,300MW of power can be generated in the State by constructing various major, medium, small and mini/micro hydro projects on the five river basins.

February 2, 2009 As the world keeps a tense watch on the fragile ceasefire in Gaza, a village here is reeling under the impact of the Israeli offensive. Dharamkot, 13 km from Dharamsala, has been a popular destination among Israelis.  Full Story


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