National Hydroelectric Power Corporation Limited (NHPC) was incorporated in 1975 under Companies Act, 1956. The mission of NHPC is to harness the vast hydro, tidal and wind potential of the country to produce cheap and pollution-free and inexhaustible power. NHPC would play a significant role in the integrated and efficient development of hydroelectric, tidal and wind power in the Central sector covering all aspects such as investigation, planning, designs, construction, operation and maintenance of hydroelectric, tidal and wind power projects. NHPC is a schedule A enterprise of the Government of India with an authorized share capital of Rs 5,000 crores. With an investment base of over Rs. 10,000 crores, NHPC is among the top ten companies in the country in terms of investment.