NHPC

  • Nitish Kumar inaugurates power projects worth Rs 12,000 crore February 22, 2014

    Inaugurating various power projects valued at Rs 12,000 crore, Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Saturday vowed not to seek vote in 2015 Assembly elections if he failed to improve power condition in the state. Work was going on at warfooting to improve power distribution and transmission system, Kumar said and...
  • Cyclone Phailin: Work to restore damaged infrastructure starts October 13, 2013

    With the subsiding of Cyclone Phailin, steps to restore snapped communication lines, power transmission and rebuild damaged infrastructure in coastal belt of Odisha and Andhra Pradesh started on Sunday. Official sources said that Prime Minister Manmohan Singh is personally monitoring the situation and has directed central agencies to extend "full support"...
  • Omkareshwar Dam protest: Moily meets NHPC officials September 7, 2012

    Khandwa: Power minister Veerappa Moily on Friday met NHPC officials to discuss the Omkareshwar project in Khandwa. CNN-IBN had highlighted the protests by locals against the 520 MW plant which is a joint venture between NHPC and the Madhya Pradesh government. The villagers are against raising the height of the...
  • CAG nails power mess, loss up to Rs 14,000 crore September 6, 2012

    New Delhi: In yet another trouble for the government, a new report by the Comptroller and Auditor General (CAG) has exposed the rot in the power sector. According to the CAG, the inefficiency of the National Hydroelectric Power Corporation (NHPC) has meant only two of 16 planned projects have been...
  • NHPC kicks off disinvestment process April 5, 2007

    New Delhi: State-owned National Hydroelectric Power Corporation (NHPC) on Thursday kicked off the disinvestments process in power sector PSUs by filling a draft prospectus with market regulator SEBI for its public offer. The Company proposes a Public Issue of up to 1,676,049,945 Equity Shares (“Issue”). While the Government would divest 5 per...
  • Govt to disinvest 3 power sector PSUs June 20, 2007

    New Delhi: A day after Sonia Gandhi said no to FDI in the retail sector, the Government decided to disinvest in three public sector power companies, signalling that reforms remain on track. While the Left isn't too happy with the move, Finance Minister P Chidambaram justifyied it by saying that...