Power Project

  • Rajasthan to have world's largest 4,000 MW ultra mega solar power project 29-01-2014 08:10 PM

    Three central ministries on Wednesday joined hands to launch the world's largest 4,000 MW ultra mega solar power project in Rajasthan, a statement said. Six public sector undertakings (PSUs) of the Ministry of New and Renewable Energy, the Ministry of Heavy Industries and Public Enterprises and the Ministry of Power...
  • Hindustan Construction Company wins Rs 1,597 cr contract for hydro project 23-12-2013 03:52 PM

    Hindustan Construction Company (HCC) has won a Rs 1,597-crore contract from THDC India for construction of a Hydro Power Project in Chamoli in Uttarakhand. The project to construct Vishnugad Pipalkoti Hydro Electric Power project in Chamoli district of Uttrakhand will be under the EPC (Engineering, Procurement and Construction)mode for civil...
  • Kudankulam nuclear power plant generates 20 per cent of its capacity 29-10-2013 11:49 AM

    The first unit of Kudankulam Nuclear Power Project (KNPP) on Monday fed the southern power grid with 20 per cent of its rated capacity at an average, stated a report on Tuesday. The 1,000 MW unit, which was re-synchronised with the grid on October 25 night generated 200 MW power...
  • Bombay HC notice to Centre on Tarapur Nuclear project rehabilitation issue 19-10-2013 06:42 PM

    Hearing a bunch of petitions seeking rehabilitation of those displaced by Tarapur Atomic Power Project, the Bombay High Court on Saturday directed that the Relief and Rehabilitation department of the Union Government be made a respondent. BJP leader and former MP Ram Naik, who has intervened in the matter, argued...
  • After hiccups, Haryana plant starts power generation 25-09-2013 06:21 PM

    Chandigarh: After facing technical problems, the two units (of the 600 MW each) of the Rajiv Gandhi Thermal Power Project in Haryana have achieved the generation target, an officer said Wednesday. The plant, situated in Hisar which is some 200 km from here, will generate power for Haryana, Delhi and...
  • PM dedicates NTPC's Chhattisgarh thermal power plant to nation 19-09-2013 03:22 PM

    Prime Minister Manmohan Singh has dedicated NTPC's Sipat thermal power plant in Chhattisgarh to the nation on Thursday and lay the foundation stone of the first stage of the company's planned Lara project in the state. Earlier NTPC in a statement said that Prime Minister would dedicate NTPC's 2,980 MW...
  • PM to dedicate NTPC's Sipat plant to the nation on Sept 19 17-09-2013 01:46 PM

    Prime Minister Manmohan Singh is scheduled to dedicate state-run NTPC's Sipat thermal power project in Chhattisgarh to the nation on Thursday. The 2,980 MW Sipat coal-based thermal power plant will be dedicated to the nation by the Prime Minister on September 19, a Power Ministry official said. The Sipat project...
  • Montek meets Arunachal CM to review status of power projects 13-09-2013 08:33 PM

    New Delhi: Planning Commission Deputy Chairman Montek Singh Ahluwalia Friday met Arunachal Pradesh Chief Minister Nabam Tuki to discuss the issues related with hydro power projects in the state. "We are reviewing number of issues. We are very concerned, we want to help Arunachal Pradesh utilise its hydro potential. There...
  • Pakistan objects to four Indian projects on Chenab river 27-08-2013 04:12 PM

    Pakistan has raised objections to four power projects being built by India on the Chenab river on the ground that they allegedly violate the Indus Waters Treaty. The projects include the 850-MW Ratle power project and the 1,000-MW Pakal Dul hydroelectric plant, Minister of State for Privatization Khurram Dastgir told...
  • Supreme Court says no to new hydroelectric projects in Uttarakhand 13-08-2013 08:03 PM

    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...
  • Germany commits Euro 200 million loan for hydropower project 13-08-2013 04:28 AM

    Germany has committed a soft loan of Euro 201.50 million (Rs.1,630 crore) loan to state-run Himachal Pradesh Power Corporation Limited (HPPCL) for its upcoming hydropower project in the state, an official said in Shimla on Monday. "Germany has committed a financial assistance for the 191 MW Thana Plaun hydro electric...
  • North India braces for a major power crisis due to torrential rains 18-06-2013 08:20 AM

    New Delhi: North India is bracing for yet another major power crisis following the sudden heavy onset of monsoon. The country's biggest hydropower plant, the Nathpa Jhakri power project, in Himachal Pradesh was forced to shut down following torrential rains and heavy silting in the Sutlej river. The power plant...
  • Kerala lifts power curbs as monsoon brings good rains 16-06-2013 10:42 AM

    Thiruvananthapuram: With the southwest monsoon bringing surplus rainfall since its onset on June 1, Kerala has decided to lift the 30-minute load shedding during night from Sunday as storage position in reservoirs of hydroelectric projects has improved significantly. The loadshedding has been in force for the last several months as...
  • Former premier Pervez Ashraf barred from leaving Pakistan 14-05-2013 12:16 AM

    Islamabad: A day after his resounding defeat in Pakistan's general election, former premier Raja Pervez Ashraf was on Monday barred from leaving the country over allegations of corruption in setting up power projects. The Federal Investigation Agency directed authorities in airports to prevent Ashraf and several others accused of wrongdoing...
  • Assam needs more foreigners' tribunals, Gogoi tells PM 09-05-2013 05:55 AM

    Guwahati: Assam Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi has requested Prime Minister Manmohan Singh to increase the number of foreigners' tribunals in the state from the existing 36 to 100. Gogoi met the prime minister at the latter's residence in New Delhi on Wednesday and appealed to increase the number of tribunals...
  • Subramanian Swamy welcomes SC verdict on Kudankulam 06-05-2013 06:05 PM

    New Delhi: Janata Party chief Subramanian Swamy on Monday welcomed the Supreme Court verdict on Kudankulam Nuclear Power Project and said government should now crackdown on any further agitation which disrupts the schedule of its completion. He said that from the very beginning he had termed the agitation against implementation...
  • Odisha: Protests against Lower Suktel Project turn violent 30-04-2013 09:15 AM

    Bolangir: Protests by villagers displaced by the Lower Suktel power project turned violent at Bolangir on Monday. As many as 40 people were injured when the protestors clashed with police. 16 people were arrested. Villagers affected by the project staged a road blockade for over 2 hours, demanding higher compensation....
  • Commission Kudankulam plant after probe: Achuthanandan 22-04-2013 04:38 AM

    Thiruvananthapuram: Contending serious defects are now surfacing at the Kudankulam Nuclear Power Project (KNPP), CPI-M leader VS Achuthanandan on Sunday demanded theta it should be commissioned only after a probe to find out lapses in safety measures. In a statement issued here, the former Kerala chief minister and veteran Communist...
  • Power supply in Pakistan restored 25-02-2013 02:49 PM

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  • Pakistan govt in turmoil after PM Ashraf's arrest order 16-01-2013 10:05 AM

    The court ordered his arrest despite the fact that PM Pervez has not been convicted in the power project corruption case. ...
  • NPCIL transfers engineers from Kudankulam 09-01-2012 12:02 PM

    Chennai: In order to put into productive use its engineers at the stalled Kudankulam Nuclear Power Project (KNPP), the Nuclear Power Corporation of India Ltd (NPCIL) has started transferring them to other upcoming projects in India, an official said on Monday. "It has been three months since the work at...
  • Assam: Protests hit Subansiri hydro-power project 02-12-2011 09:22 AM

    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...
  • Talks to end Kudankulam logjam make no headway 18-11-2011 05:10 PM

    Tirunelveli (TN): Talks to break the logjam over the controversial Kudankulam Nuclear Power Project made no headway on Friday with protesters terming the discussions as 'a failure' after meeting the central government's expert committee. The 15-member panel, on a three-day visit to the plant as part of efforts to allay...