Hydroelectric

  • UAE's TAQA pulls out of $1.6 billion India power deal July 24, 2014

    Abu Dhabi: Abu Dhabi National Energy Co (TAQA)TAQA.AD is pulling out of a $1.6 billion deal to buy two Indian hydroelectric power plants because of "a change in strategy", a senior TAQA official told Reuters on Thursday. The official, who declined to be named under briefing rules, did not give further...
  • Assam: Subansiri project to help northeast, says VK Singh July 12, 2014

    Guwahati: Protests against the 2,000 MW lower Subansiri hydroelectric power project were "unjustified" as the project will help Assam and the northeastern states tide over the power crisis, DoNER Minister Gen (retd) VK Singh said that on Saturday. "Power is a priority sector. However, there are issues with some power projects...
  • Supreme Court says no to new hydroelectric projects in Uttarakhand August 13, 2013

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Tuesday said no to new hydroelectric projects in Uttarakhand, which was recently devastated by massive landslides and flash floods killing hundreds of people. The court directed the Ministry of Environment and Forest (MoEF) not to grant further clearances for hydroelectric power projects. The apex...
  • India wins Kishanganga case against Pakistan February 19, 2013

    New Delhi: An International Court of Arbitration at the Hague has ruled in favour of India on the Kishanganga hydroelectric project and upheld India's right to divert water from the hydroelectric project to Kashmir. Pakistan had moved for arbitration in May 2010, claiming India was trying to divert the Jhelum...
  • 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...
  • MP: 130 villagers protesting in neckdeep water for 12 days September 5, 2012

    The villagers, displaced due to two hydel projects, demand that the government gives them alternate land and more compensation. ...
  • Uttaranchal power scam: 56 projects scrapped July 18, 2010

    Dehradun: The Bharatiya Janta Party (BJP) led government in Uttarakhand was forced to scrap as many as 56 hydroelectric power projects in Uttarakhand after deduction of major irregularities in the bidding process. In 2008, Uttarakhand government invited bidding process for the construction of more than 56 hydro power projects. Almost...
  • PMO steps in, backs MP govt on power project May 8, 2010

    Bhopal: The Centre has cleared resumption of work in the Maheshwar hydroelectric project in Khargone in Madhya Pradesh but on a temporary basis. Work was halted by the Environment Ministry two weeks ago, for failing to comply with environment guidelines. Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan had appealed to...
  • Activists flay Subansiri power project April 12, 2010

    Itanagar: The 2000 MW Lower Subansiri Hydroelectric project in Arunachal Pradesh has been caught in the middle of a big controversy. Environmentalists in Arunachal Pradesh say work continues on India's largest hydro power project without assessing the impact as ordered by the Prime Minister Manmohan Singh. There have been strong...
  • India protests China-assisted dam in PoK September 11, 2009

    New Delhi: India on Friday protested against the proposed 7,000 MW Bunji hydroelectric project being built in the Pakistan-administered Kashmir with Chinese assistance. "The government of India lodged a protest against the construction of (the) project located in a part of Jammu and Kashmir under the illegal occupation of Pakistan,"...
  • Teesta river project: Heading for disaster? July 8, 2007

    Dzongu (Sikkim): With 22 dams being built on the river Teesta in Sikkim, entire tracts of tropical forests will be submerged which will kill the states' only lifeline, the river Teesta. In a last ditch effort, the Lepcha community is on an indefinite hunger strike. Teesta V project involves 18 kilometres...
  • Kerala HC for CBI probe in Lavlin scam June 17, 2007

    New Delhi: The Kerala High Court has ordered a CBI inquiry into the SNC Lavlin scam. The case is related to a 1997 contract awarded to the Canadian firm Lavlin for modernising three hydroelectric projects in Kerala. The deal was signed by the then power minister Pinarayi Vijayan, who is currently...