HYDEL PROJECTS

  • Harish Rawat demands green bonus of Rs 2,000 crore for Uttarakhand June 28, 2014

    Uttarakhand Chief Minister Harish Rawat on Saturday demanded a green bonus of Rs 2,000 crore from the Centre in recognition of the steps taken by the hill state for environment conservation. In a letter to Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley, Rawat claimed that Uttarakhand has an edge over other states of...
  • HC quashes notice issued to exCM in land scam case June 27, 2014

    In a major reprieve to former Chief Minister Ramesh Pokhariyal Nishank, the Uttarakhand High Court quashed a notice issued to him by the Tripathi Commission in connection with an alleged land scam during his tenure. Justice Alok Singh of the high court based in Nainital quashed the notice issued in connection...
  • Adopt polytechnics and ITIs, Harish Rawat tells Vidyut Nigam February 11, 2014

    Noting a 2crore strong skilled workforce will be needed in the power sector by 2020, Chief Minister Harish Rawat on Monday asked the Uttarakhand Jal Vidyut Nigam to adopt polytechnics and ITIs and prepare a roadmap for turning the available manpower into a skilled workforce. Laying foundation stones of a dam...
  • Harish Rawat asks Vidyut Nigam to adopt ITIs February 11, 2014

    Noting a 2crore strong skilled workforce will be needed in the power sector by 2020, Chief Minister Harish Rawat on Monday asked the Uttarakhand Jal Vidyut Nigam to adopt polytechnics and ITIs and prepare a roadmap for turning the available manpower into a skilled workforce. Laying foundation stones of a dam...
  • Land occupied by displaced families to be allocated to them: Vijay Bahuguna January 27, 2014

    Uttarakhand Chief Minister Vijay Bahuguna on Monday ordered that lands occupied by displaced families in the city's Premnagar area for years be allocated to them. Complying with the Chief Minister's orders, the process of granting allocation of land leases was initiated with their distribution among 20 displaced families of Premnagar area,...
  • Panel to study whether hydel projects caused Uttarakhand floods October 19, 2013

    Nearly four months after the Uttarakhand floods, Environment and Forests ministry has formed an expert committee to study whether the environmental degradation caused by hydroelectric projects on Alaknanda and Bhagirathi rivers led to the disaster. Other than looking into the degradation caused by functioning as well as ongoing hydroprojects, the committee...
  • 'Save Ganga' activist on indefinite fast taken to city hospital September 24, 2013

    Save Ganga activist GD Aggarwal, who has been on indefinite fast since June to protest hydel projects on the river's tributaries in Uttarakhand, was brought to a hospital in Dehradun after his condition worsened. The 81yearold activist was brought to Doon hospital here at 2 am on Tuesday after a team...
  • Separate cell should oversee Uttarakhand hydel projects' recovery: Assocham September 23, 2013

    Industry body Assocham on Monday said the Centre should set up a separate cell for overseeing rehabilitation of hydel projects which have suffered huge losses due to the recent calamity in Uttarakhand. "The Central government needs to set up a separate cell in partnership with the state government for overseeing the...
  • HP to set up panel for timely completion of hydel projects April 25, 2013

    Shimla: To ensure completion of hydropower projects in time, a committee would be set up that will monitor the ongoing projects and address the problems of delay in getting clearances. Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh on Wednesday directed the officials concerned to complete the hydropower projects within time bound to avoid...
  • Flash floods, landslides hit Northeast, 21 dead September 23, 2012

    New Delhi: Nearly 21 people were killed in Sikkim, three in Arunachal Pradesh and more than 7 lakh people affected in Assam after days of incessant rainfall triggered landslides and flash floods in the region on Sunday. In Assam, 13 districts are said to be affected, the worsthit being Tinsukhia. The...
  • Sikkim: Heavy rains trigger landslides, 20 dead September 23, 2012

    New Delhi: Heavy rains triggered massive landslides in Sikkim on Sunday, resulting in the deaths of three civilians and one General Reserve Engineer Force (GREF) personnel, the state government said. The Border Roads Organisation (BRO) said that seven of its workers had died in the landslides and the IndoTibetan Border...
  • Kanchanjunga National Park falls prey to hydel projects July 23, 2007

    Kanchanjunga National Park: The Kanchanjunga National Park is a treasure trove of flora and fauna but the entire area close to Mount Kanchejunga is under threat from the Hydel power projects planned on the Teesta river. Twentytwo of the projects are planned in Sikkim and local people are protesting. "It's ecologically sensitive...