hydro power projects

CAG unravels Rs.14,000 crore cost overruns in hydro projects


August 31st, 2012 - 8:46 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 31 (IANS) Delays in implementing 16 hydro power projects by four state-run generators, including NHPC, resulted in cost overruns of more than Rs.14,700 crore, India's official auditor said ... Read more...

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Northern power grid was again on verge of tripping


August 2nd, 2012 - 11:56 am ICT by IANS
Lucknow, Aug 2 (IANS) Power woes could be far from over as the Northern Grid was on the verge of tripping yet again, officials here said Thursday.According to sources in ... Read more...

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Power supply restored in Himachal


July 31st, 2012 - 7:59 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, July 31 (IANS) Power supply was restored in Himachal Pradesh Tuesday evening after a more than five-hour disruption owing to the failure of the Northern Grid, an official said."Now ... Read more...

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Hydropower generation resumes in Himachal


July 30th, 2012 - 3:40 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, July 30 (IANS) Hydro-power generation in Himachal Pradesh resumed Monday morning more than seven hours after the Northern Grid collapsed and stopped electricity production, an official of the state ... Read more...

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ULFA faction opposes Sonia’s Assam visit, calls for shutdown


May 22nd, 2012 - 2:44 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, May 22 (IANS) The anti-talks faction of the United Liberation Front of Asom (ULFA) Tuesday called for a 12-hour dawn-to-dusk Assam shutdown May 26 to oppose the scheduled ... Read more...

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CESC acquires two hydroelectric projects


May 16th, 2012 - 10:29 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, May 16 (IANS) Power utility CESC Ltd, an RP-Sanjiv Goenka Group company, Wednesday said it had entered into an agreement to take over two hydroelectric power projects with an ... Read more...

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Assam harried by power woes, CM defends state board


May 11th, 2012 - 7:13 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, May 11 (IANS) As Assam has been facing electricity outages of over 16 hours a day, Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi Friday came to the rescue of the state ... Read more...

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BJP MP demands urgent attention to Arunachal dam issue


May 9th, 2012 - 8:26 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, May 9 (IANS) Rajya Sabha MP and BJP national spokesman Tarun Vijay Wednesday raised the issue of the ongoing opposition to mega dams in Arunachal Pradesh and demanded that ... Read more...

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Myanmar to buy electricity from China


April 26th, 2012 - 12:51 pm ICT by IANS
Yangon, April 26 (IANS) Myanmar will buy back 100 megawatts of electricity from China, a major investor in the country's hydro-power projects and receives bulk of the power generated from ... Read more...

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Allow compensation for erosion, Gogoi asks PM


April 20th, 2012 - 11:10 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, April 20 (IANS) Assam Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi Friday appealed to Prime Minister Manmohan Singh to include erosion in the list of calamities admissible for assistance so that ... Read more...

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Central African Republic woos Indian investment


March 19th, 2012 - 9:40 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 19 (IANS) The Central African Republic Monday sought Indian investment in the country's road, rail, hydro-power and uranium mining projects."Being a landlocked country, Central African Republic requires ... Read more...

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Assam drops NEWRA, to revamp Brahmaputra Board


February 22nd, 2012 - 8:12 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, Feb 22 (IANS) Disappointed by Arunachal Pradesh's continuous opposition in setting up the North East Water Resources Authority (NEWRA), Assam Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi Wednesday said his government ... Read more...

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Iran to invest $571 mn in Armenia


December 27th, 2011 - 4:06 am ICT by IANS
Tehran, Dec 27 (IANS) An Iranian private sector consortium will invest $571 million in two hydro-power projects in neighbouring Armenia, Xinhua reported Monday.The announcement comes following President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad's visit ... Read more...

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1922 built hydel project re-commissioned


December 16th, 2011 - 7:22 pm ICT by IANS
Shillong, Dec 16 (IANS) The Sonapani mini hydel project, set up in 1922, has been officially commissioned in Meghalaya.The 1.5 MW Sonapani Mega Watt hydel project will add to the ... Read more...

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245 infrastructure projects awaiting green nod


August 3rd, 2011 - 11:13 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 3 (IANS) About 245 infrastructure projects -- a majority of them in the mining sector -- are pending with the environment ministry, officials said Wednesday.Of the 245 ... Read more...

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Jaiprakash Associates gets Rs.2,079 crore Bhutan projects


July 25th, 2011 - 9:00 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 25 (IANS) Diversified infrastructure firm Jaiprakash Associates said Monday it has got two contracts worth Rs.2,079 crore for construction of 990 MW hydro power projects in ... Read more...

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Protect interests of tribals, panel tells Himachal


July 15th, 2011 - 4:22 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, July 15 (IANS) The National Commission for Scheduled Tribes Friday took a serious view of acquisition of private lands of people settled in tribal areas for upcoming projects and ... Read more...

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Arbitration team visits Kashmir power project site


June 18th, 2011 - 2:47 pm ICT by IANS
Srinagar, June 18 (IANS) An India-Pakistan arbitration team left here Saturday for north Kashmir's Bandipora district to inspect the site of the upcoming Kishenganga hydro power project, an official said."The ... Read more...

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Meghalaya to develop chain of small hydro projects


June 5th, 2011 - 6:59 pm ICT by IANS
Shillong, June 5 (IANS) Power-starved Meghalaya has decided to develop a chain of small hydro projects to meet the requirements of this mountainous state, an official said Sunday."We have identified ... Read more...

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PM, Sonia to pay last respects to Khandu in Itanagar


May 6th, 2011 - 9:59 am ICT by IANS
Itanagar, May 6 (IANS) Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and Congress president Sonia Gandhi are arriving in Itanagar Friday to pay their last respects to Dorjee Khandu, the Arunachal Pradesh ... Read more...

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Gamlin sworn in as Arunachal chief minister (Lead)


May 6th, 2011 - 12:41 am ICT by IANS
Itanagar, May 5 (IANS) Senior Congress leader and Arunachal Pradesh Power Minister Jarbom Gamlin was sworn-in as the new chief minister by Governor J.J. Singh at a hurriedly convened ... Read more...

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Depleting forests in Himachal worry green activists (April 22 is Earth Day)


April 22nd, 2011 - 3:42 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, April 22 (IANS) Depleting green cover, receding water resources and frequent change in climatic conditions are worrying the environmentalists in Himachal Pradesh. The reason is obvious. The small hill ... Read more...

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BJP alleges Rs.63,000 crore scams in northeastern states


February 12th, 2011 - 7:44 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 12 (IANS) The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) Saturday alleged corruption of Rs.63,000 crore in development projects in the northeastern states by the local Congress governments, and said it ... Read more...

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ADB to give $889 million for Himachal, Assam power projects


January 19th, 2011 - 9:59 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 19 (IANS) Two Indian states of Himachal Pradesh and Assam have signed agreements worth a total of $889.7 million with the Asian Development Bank (ADB) for development of their ... Read more...

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Blackstone invests Rs.1,350 crore Moser Baer


August 18th, 2010 - 8:59 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 18 (IANS) Optical media equipment major Moser Baer's power subsidiary Moser Baer Projects Private Limited (MBPPL) Wednesday said it has attracted an investment of Rs.1,350 crore from Blackstone. The company, ... Read more...

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Arunachal lawmakers want power projects to stay


August 13th, 2010 - 5:59 pm ICT by IANS
By Syed Zarir Hussain Itanagar, Aug 13 (IANS) Congress lawmakers from India's northeastern state of Arunchal Pradesh have locked horns with New Delhi over construction of mega dams to generate energy, saying any ... Read more...

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Arunachal group supports Ramesh’s stand on Chinese expertise


May 12th, 2010 - 5:06 pm ICT by IANS
Itanagar, May 12 (IANS) Union Environment Minister Jairam Ramesh's controversial stand on hiring Chinese expertise Wednesday got support from a group representing Arunachal Pradesh's indigenous people. "India needs foreign technical expertise in ... Read more...

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Arunachal students group demands Ramesh’s resignation


May 11th, 2010 - 12:46 am ICT by IANS
Itanagar, May 10 (IANS) The All Arunachal Pradesh Student Union (AAPSU) Monday demanded the resignation of Environment Minister Jairam Ramesh for advocating Chinese expertise to implement hydrological projects in Arunachal Pradesh. ... Read more...

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Jayshree Chemicals plans power projects


March 15th, 2010 - 7:26 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, March 15 (IANS) S.K. Bangur Group company Jayshree Chemicals Limited is planning to set up three hydro power projects for Rs.220 crore in Gajapati district of Orissa, a top company official ... Read more...

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Kashmir power projects to be allotted through tenders


March 6th, 2010 - 8:45 pm ICT by IANS
Jammu, March 6 (IANS) For the first time in Jammu and Kashmir, hydro-power projects will be allotted through tenders, a state government official said Saturday. Earlier, major projects such as Uri, Salal and ... Read more...

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India-Bhutan ink 12 agreements (Lead)


December 22nd, 2009 - 8:08 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 22 (IANS) India and Bhutan Tuesday inked a dozen agreements on hydropower, civil aviation, health and IT after Bhutanese King Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuck held extensive talks with ... Read more...

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Second phase of Baglihar hydel project to start in six months


October 3rd, 2009 - 2:04 pm ICT by IANS
Jammu, Oct 3 (IANS) The Jammu and Kashmir government is planning to start work on the second phase of the Baglihar hydroelectric project in Ramban district in six months to boost the ... Read more...

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Vayalar slams Vijayan for trying to drag Antony in graft case


September 25th, 2009 - 7:45 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi/Kochi, Sep 25 (IANS) Senior Congress leader and Overseas Indian Affairs Minister Vayalar Ravi Friday criticised Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M) Kerala secretary Pinarayi Vijayan for his demand to examine Defence ... Read more...

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Kashmir dispute to be resolved within next two years: POK PM


August 13th, 2009 - 12:28 pm ICT by ANI
Lahore, Aug. 13 (ANI): Pakistan occupied Kashmir's (POK) Prime Minister Sardar Yaqoob Khan has said India is not in a position to prolong the Kashmir dispute, and that the issue would be ... Read more...

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Bhutanese PM first to visit India during Manmohan’s second term


June 29th, 2009 - 7:44 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 29 (IANS) Bhutanese Prime Minister Lyonchhoen Jigmi Y. Thinley will become the first head of a foreign state to visit India during the second tenure of the Manmohan ... Read more...

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