Hydropower

  • Power project inaugurated by PM illegal, says Kashmir minister July 5, 2014

    Srinagar: A minister in Jammu and Kashmir's Omar Abdullah government said the hydropower project inaugurated by Prime Minister Narendra Modi in the state's Baramulla district on Friday was illegal. Talking to IANS, Health and Medical Education Minister Taj Mohiuddin said: "The hydropower project inaugurated by Prime Minister Narendra Modi has no...
  • India, Bhutan to boost hydropower cooperation June 16, 2014

    Thimphu: India and Bhutan reiterated their commitment to achieving the 10,000 MW target in hydropower cooperation and not to allow their territories to be used for interests "inimical" to each other. In a joint statement at the end of Prime Minister Narendra Modi's two-day visit to the Himalayan kingdom, the two...
  • High-level panel suggests scrapping of 24 power projects in Uttarakhand April 29, 2014

    At least 24 power projects should be scrapped in Uttarakhand, a high-level committee of the Environment Ministry has recommended while partly blaming hydro-power plants for the devastation caused by floods there last year. "After considerable discussions and analysis, the Expert Body concluded that of the 24 proposed hydropower projects (HEPs) that...
  • Norway keen to invest in Himachal Pradesh January 19, 2014

    Norway's Ambassador Eivind S Homme called on Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh here Sunday and expressed interest in investing in the state's hydropower projects. "Norway has expressed desire to invest in a big way, particularly in the hydropower sector," a state government statement said. Homme apprised the chief minister of Norway's...
  • 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...
  • Activist seeks ban on BJP leaders' entry in project areas May 17, 2013

    Dehradun: Rights activist Avdhash Kaushal on Friday sought a ban on the entry of BJP leaders Uma Bharati, Ramesh Pokhariyal Nishank and environmentalist GD Aggarwal in any hydel project area in Uttarakhand and demanded their arrest under the NSA if they did so. Criticising these leaders for opposing the uplifting...
  • HP to set up panel for timely completion of hydel projects April 25, 2013

    Shimla: To ensure completion of hydro-power 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...
  • Himachal to cut 'wasteful expenditure' to fix loan liability March 18, 2013

    Shimla: Himachal Pradesh's loan liability by the end of this fiscal (2012-13) is likely to be over Rs.28,513 crore, and the government plans to fix it by cutting "wasteful expenditure", Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh has said. "We will improve the financial health of the state by cutting wasteful expenditure," the chief...
  • Former CII member quits forest advisory panel August 24, 2012

    New Delhi: After CNN-IBN reported how his appointment violated a Supreme Court order, Forest Advisory Committee member KP Nyati on Friday resigned from his post. Nyati is a former CII member. The Supreme Court order says persons from mining or industrial interests cannot serve on Forest Committee. The Forest Advisory Council...
  • SC order violated, green panel gets industry men August 20, 2012

    New Delhi: The Forest Advisory Council in the Ministry of Environment and Forests that looks at key issues related to chopping of forests for road, mining and development projects has new members. But the appointment of two of the three members has stirred a controversy. The Forest Advisory Council, a statutory...
  • World Bank approves $1 billion for Pakistan March 21, 2012

    Washington: The World Bank has approved about $ 1.09 billion financial aid to Pakistan for funding its two projects that would improve the country's power supply in the crucial agricultural sector. While the Tarbela IV Extension Hydropower Project will add power generation capacity of 1,410 MW, the Punjab Irrigated Agriculture Productivity...
  • Assam: Protests hit Subansiri hydro-power project December 2, 2011

    New Delhi: Protestors in Assam have taken to the streets to block trucks carrying turbines for the Subansiri Dam site, the largest hydro-power project in India. Wednesday evening's violence in upper Assam's Sinitpur and Lakhimpur was not unexpected. But the police and paramilitary forces lathi charged, fired blanks in the...
  • Tunnel collapsed in Doda, 2 killed June 18, 2007

    New Delhi: Two persons were killed and eight critically injured in Doda district of Jammu-Kashmir after an under-construction tunnel collapsed on Monday. The men were digging the tunnel at 390 MW Dulhasti hydropower project, about 210 kilometers northeast of Jammu, when it collapsed at around 2 am. The tunnel collapse resulted...