The initial phase of the construction works in the Palakkuzhy Small Hydel Project was officially inaugurated on 21st Decmber 2017, at Palakkuzhy by the Hon. Minister for Electricity Shri. M.M. Mani. IRTC is the technical support agency of this project. The ianugural meeting was presided oer by Adv. K. Santhakumary, President, Palakkad District Panchayath. Welcome address was delivered by T. K.Narayana Das, Vice-President, Palakkad District Panchayath. PSHC Chief Engineer E.C. Padmarajan presented the report of the project. Director of IRTC, Dr. N. K. Sasidharan Pillai offered felicitation address. The project is envisaged to generate 1 MW of power and is expected to be completed within two years. The Palakkuzhy project is the second venture of IRTC in the clean energy sector after the much acclaimed 3 MW Meenvallom Small Hydro Project owned and operated by the Palakkad Small Hydro Company Ltd (PSHC), the first of its kind initiative by a Local Self Government institution.