Puri Oil Mills Ltd. has made its maiden foray into infrastructure development, the exciting world of endless opportunity and challenge. The company has availed the benefit of the scheme launched by the Govt. of Himachal Pradesh, wherein independent Private investors have been invited by the state to set up Small Hydro Projects in Himachal Pradesh. The move has primarily been made to help harness the well endowed waterways of the state and hence the tremendous potential to produce low cost electricity for the state. Puri Oil Mills Ltd. has been allocated two independent sites in the picturesque surroundings of upper Kullu Valley and the Mandi District where the water supply is almost perennial. The detailed Project report of both the Projects has been submitted to HIMURJA, the nodal agency for executing Small Hydel Power in Himachal Pradesh. The Techno Economic clearances are underway for the Uhl Project and most of the clearances have been obtained for the Chakshi Project. The probable date of commissioning for the Uhl Project is July 2010.Once the power generation is initiated, the company shall also explore the possibility of evacuating and transferring power to its very own mustard oil manufacturing facility at Damtal, H.P. If successfully executed, this shall be a pioneering effort towards backwards integration of sorts.