Power Project

  • Patriotism of people of Kargil inspires people of India, says PM Narendra Modi August 12, 2014

    Kargil: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday reached Kargil and inaugurated the Chutak hydro electric project. While addressing the hydro power project launch event Modi said, "The patriotism of the people of Kargil inspires the people of India. I bow to this land and to the people." Power Minister Piyush Goyal...
  • SJVN thermal power project cost escalates due to new land law August 7, 2014

    Project cost of the 1,320 MW thermal power project at Buxar in Bihar constructed by Satluz Jal Vidyut Nigam (SJVN) has gone up by about Rs 3,591 crore mainly due to payment for land in accordance with the new Land Acquisition Act, SJVN officials on Thursday said. Due to the cost...
  • PM Modi meets Putin, favours broadening of strategic partnership July 16, 2014

    Fortaleza: Prime Minister Narendra Modi has favoured broadening of the special and privileged strategic partnership with Russia in nuclear, defence and energy sectors and invited President Vladimir Putin to visit Kudankulam atomic power project during his trip in December. The two leaders met for 40 minutes on the sidelines of...
  • 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...
  • Arun Jaitley allocates Rs 1,000 crore for renewable sector schemes July 10, 2014

    New Delhi: Calling it a 'high priority' area, finance minister Arun Jaitley on Thursday allocated Rs.1,000 crore for the solar power sector, a move that will boost energy generation from renewable sources. The government aims to construct Ultra Mega Solar Power Projects or high capacity plants in the radiation rich...
  • Power Grid okays over Rs 5,500 crore investments in 4 years June 23, 2014

    New Delhi: Central transmission utility Power Grid Corporation on Monday approved investments of Rs 5,500 crore for upgrading networks in about 4 years. "Board of Directors of the Company approved strengthening the transmission corridor for independent power producers in Chhattisgarh at an estimated cost of Rs 5,151.37 crore," Power Grid...
  • Sasan power project's 4th unit in Singrauli starts generation May 28, 2014

    The power generation at the fourth unit of the Sasan Ultra Mega Power Project (UMPP) in Singrauli district of Madhya Pradesh has started. The generation at the fourth unit started on Tuesday with Madhya Pradesh getting 250 MW as its share, Madhya Pradesh Power Management Company Limited's Managing Director Manu Shrivastava...
  • UP government to expedite pending power projects, says minister Yasar Shah May 24, 2014

    The Uttar Pradesh government on Saturday said improving power supply in the state is its top priority and all efforts are being made to complete pending projects at the earliest. Talking to reporters in Bahraich, Minister of State for Power Yasar Shah said that on the directives of Chief Minister Akhilesh...
  • Uttarakhand government to move SC against ban on hydro-power projects May 23, 2014

    The Uttarakhand Government has decided to move to the Apex Court against the ban imposed onits hydroelectric power projects, official sources said on Friday. The decision was taken at a meeting headed by Chief Minister Harish Rawat on Thursday. It has been decided that the government will consult Power ministry and...
  • 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...
  • Rajasthan to have world's largest 4,000 MW ultra mega solar power project January 29, 2014

    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 signed...
  • Hindustan Construction Company wins Rs 1,597 cr contract for hydro project December 23, 2013

    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 and...
  • Kudankulam nuclear power plant generates 20 per cent of its capacity October 29, 2013

    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 at...
  • Bombay HC notice to Centre on Tarapur Nuclear project rehabilitation issue October 19, 2013

    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 before...
  • After hiccups, Haryana plant starts power generation September 25, 2013

    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 other...
  • PM dedicates NTPC's Chhattisgarh thermal power plant to nation September 19, 2013

    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 Sipat...
  • PM to dedicate NTPC's Sipat plant to the nation on Sept 19 September 17, 2013

    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 has...
  • Montek meets Arunachal CM to review status of power projects September 13, 2013

    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 are...
  • Pakistan objects to four Indian projects on Chenab river August 27, 2013

    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 the...
  • 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...
  • Germany commits Euro 200 million loan for hydropower project August 13, 2013

    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 June 18, 2013

    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 June 16, 2013

    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 May 14, 2013

    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 May 9, 2013

    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 May 6, 2013

    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...
  • Odisha: Protests against Lower Suktel Project turn violent April 30, 2013

    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 April 22, 2013

    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 party...
  • Shiv Sena misleading people, says Ajit Pawar April 2, 2013

    Mumbai: Maharashtra Deputy Chief Minister Ajit Pawar on Monday accused Shiv Sena of "misleading" people from the coastal Konkan region on the proposed Jaitapur nuclear power project. "Investment to the tune of Rs one lakh crore is being made in the Jaitapur nuclear power project. However, the party is misleading...
  • Power supply in Pakistan restored February 25, 2013

    Islamabad: Power was restored in cities across Pakistan on Monday morning after the collapse of national grid on Sunday night, plunging most of the country into darkness for several hours. Authorities said that they have restored power in several areas of the largest cities, including Karachi, Lahore and Islamabad, though...