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Development of tribal areas top priority: Dhumal


September 9th, 2012 - 7:46 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, Sep 9 (IANS) The development of tribal areas in Himachal Pradesh is one of the top priorities of the government, Chief Minister Prem Kumar Dhumal said Sunday."The government ... Read more...

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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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Himachal hydro projects resume power generation


August 3rd, 2012 - 6:51 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, Aug 3 (IANS) The mega hydropower projects in Himachal Pradesh Friday resumed power generation after remaining closed for over 24 hours, an official said.The closure had hit the electricity ... Read more...

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Hydro-power key to India’s energy security: Study


June 21st, 2012 - 7:04 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, June 21 (IANS) With coal supply remaining erratic and controversies dogging nuclear energy, hydro-power could hold the key to India's energy security and put an end to power cuts, ... Read more...

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States’ demand for ‘green bonus’ legitimate: Ashwani Kumar


April 9th, 2012 - 9:17 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, April 9 (IANS) Acknowledging Himachal Pradesh's demand for special incentives to preserve its ecology, Union Minister of State for Planning Ashwani Kumar Monday favoured grant of "green bonus" to ... Read more...

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CII offers to push Nepal’s economic development


April 6th, 2012 - 10:17 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 6 (IANS) Leading business lobby Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) has offered all help for Nepal's economic development. The offer was conveyed by CII president B. Muthuraman, who ... Read more...

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Himachal taps 7,923 MW of hydropower


March 29th, 2012 - 3:43 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, March 29 (IANS) More than 7,000 MW of power has been tapped by hydro projects in Himachal Pradesh, Chief Minister Prem Kumar Dhumal said here Thursday.Till date 7,923 MW ... Read more...

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Himachal legislator seeks probe into Jaypee’s project


March 27th, 2012 - 7:59 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, March 27 (IANS) An opposition Congress legislator Tuesday sought an inquiry by the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) into the commissioning and functioning of India's largest hydropower project in ... Read more...

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Myntdu Leskha hydel project commissioned


February 29th, 2012 - 8:56 pm ICT by IANS
Amlarem (Meghalaya), Feb 29 (IANS) Power-starved Meghalaya Wednesday added 42 MW of power by formally commissioning the first phase of a hydroelectric power project in Jaintia Hills district.The commissioning of ... Read more...

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Protect Chenab river from onslaught, say Himachal villagers


January 30th, 2012 - 8:59 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, Jan 30 (IANS) Residents of Himachal Pradesh's Lahaul Valley Monday knocked on the doors of the union environment and forests ministry, protesting against an upcoming hydropower projects on the ... Read more...

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Hydro project will ruin Himachal river catchment: Report


January 15th, 2012 - 2:57 pm ICT by IANS
Chamba (Himachal Pradesh), Jan 15 (IANS) The Hul hydropower project near this town will ruin five km or one-fourth of the catchment of the Hul stream, a tributary of the ... Read more...

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Reliance Power leads hydel projects in Himachal Pradesh: Dhumal


December 22nd, 2011 - 7:28 pm ICT by IANS
Dharamsala, Dec 22 (IANS) Reliance Power has bagged five hydropower projects in Himachal Pradesh in the past three-and-half years, the most by any company, Chief Minister Prem Kumar Dhumal said ... Read more...

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HPPCL hydro projects quake resistant, says minister


December 20th, 2011 - 3:16 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 20 (IANS) State-run Himachal Pradesh Power Corporation Limited (HPPCL) has said its ongoing hydropower projects are quake resistant, not affecting the fragile hill ecology, according to Minister ... 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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Energy firm Soham raises Rs.125 crore from SBI fund


November 7th, 2011 - 10:11 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, Nov 7 (IANS) Independent power producer Soham Renewable Energy India Ltd Monday said it had raised Rs.125 crore from Macquaire-State Bank of India (SBI) Infrastructure Fund (MSIF) to ... Read more...

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Hydroelectric projects harming rivers: Experts


October 30th, 2011 - 9:47 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, Oct 30 (IANS) A two-day national conference on the impact of climate change on India's rivers that ended here Sunday has called for discouraging the setting up of hydro-electric ... Read more...

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GMR eyes 5,000 MW coal-fired operating capacity in three years


October 29th, 2011 - 9:34 pm ICT by IANS
Raipur, Oct 29 (IANS) GMR Energy, a unit of GMR Infrastructure, will have nearly 5,000 MW coal-fired operating capacity over the next three years, Raaj Kumar, chief executive officer (CEO) ... Read more...

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Kashmir focuses on smaller hydroelectric projects


October 19th, 2011 - 3:35 pm ICT by IANS
Jammu, Oct 19 (IANS) Shifting its focus from mega ventures, the Jammu and Kashmir government will soon be constructing 10 small hydroelectric projects to generate and supply power faster to ... Read more...

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Himachal bans construction in trout habitat


August 27th, 2011 - 1:32 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, Aug 27 (IANS) To propagate trout in the natural waters of Himachal Pradesh, the state government has decided against setting up hydropower projects in the picturesque Tirthan Valley in ... Read more...

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New Nepal energy rule to shake up Indian investors


August 23rd, 2011 - 3:15 pm ICT by IANS
Kathmandu, Aug 23 (IANS) A new power regulation by Nepal that came into effect from Monday will now reshuffle over 70 hydropower projects capable of generating nearly 20,000 MW and ... Read more...

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Himachal villagers take officials hostage


June 22nd, 2011 - 9:30 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, June 22 (IANS) Protesting villagers in Himachal Pradesh's Kinnaur district have taken government officials hostage, officials said Wednesday.The protesters are demanding cancellation of a mega hydropower project being executed ... 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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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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Himachal targets 9 percent growth (Lead)


March 8th, 2011 - 8:08 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, March 8 (IANS) The Himachal Pradesh economy is expected to grow by 9 percent this fiscal, higher than the national estimate of 8.6 percent, Chief Minister Prem Kumar Dhumal ... Read more...

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Himachal hopes to clock 9 percent growth


March 8th, 2011 - 4:02 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, March 8 (IANS) The Himachal Pradesh economy is expected to grow by 9 percent this fiscal, higher than the national estimate of 8.6 percent, according to the state's economic ... Read more...

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Kashmir imposes usage charges on hydro projects


February 3rd, 2011 - 10:40 pm ICT by IANS
Jammu, Feb 3 (IANS) The Jammu and Kashmir government Thursday announced it would impose water usage charges on all major and medium hydro-electric projects in the state, a measure it described ... Read more...

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Reliance, Tata eyeing hydro projects in Himachal


January 25th, 2011 - 3:17 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, Jan 25 (IANS) Corporate giants like Reliance Power, Tata Power-SN Power joint venture, Larsen and Toubro (L&T), Essar Power, ABG Shipyard and GMR Infrastructure have shown keen interest in hydropower projects ... Read more...

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Himachal to promote private investment in hydro power


January 17th, 2011 - 9:54 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, Jan 17 (IANS) The Himachal Pradesh government will encourage private investment to tap hydropower potential in the state, Chief Minister Prem Kumar Dhumal said Monday."The government has recently allotted 273 mini ... Read more...

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21 hydro projects to start in Himachal this year


January 7th, 2011 - 10:17 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, Jan 7 (IANS) Twenty-one small hydropower projects of up to 5 MW capacity each would be commissioned in Himachal Pradesh this year, an official said here Friday."Twenty-one hydropower projects with a ... Read more...

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L&T gets hydropower project in Himachal


January 7th, 2011 - 1:37 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, Jan 7 (IANS) Corporate giant Larsen and Toubro (L&T) has been allotted a hydropower project that was earlier granted to Moserbaer Projects Ltd in Lahaul and Spiti district of Himachal Pradesh, ... Read more...

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Suspend new hydro projects in Himachal: Environmentalists


September 12th, 2010 - 4:53 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, Sep 12 (IANS) Taking note of a report on the fallout of hydropower projects in Himachal Pradesh, environmentalists have shot off a letter to the central government demanding a temporary moratorium ... Read more...

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Orient Green Power to up capacity to 1,000 MW by 2013


August 21st, 2010 - 6:47 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, Aug 21 (IANS) The city-based renewable power generator Orient Green Power Company Ltd plans to raise its installed capacity from 193 MW to 1,000 MW by 2013 within and outside India ... Read more...

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Hindu seer opposes hydro projects on Ganga


August 18th, 2010 - 9:54 pm ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, Aug 18 (IANS) Puri Shankaracharya Nishchalanand Saraswati has opposed a move by Uttarakhand to build hydropower projects across the Ganga, describing it as an attempt to destroy the sacred river. Saraswati Wednesday ... Read more...

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Hydro projects could make Ravi river stretch disappear


August 13th, 2010 - 4:24 pm ICT by IANS
By Vishal Gulati Shimla, Aug 13 (IANS) It meanders through the country's history and hills, but Himachal Pradesh's prominent Ravi river may soon lose some of its glory. A 67-km long stretch will ... Read more...

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Centre orders feasibility study of hydro projects on Bhagirathi, Alaknanda


July 20th, 2010 - 9:06 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 20 (IANS) The environment ministry Tuesday ordered a feasibility study of proposed hydroelectric projects on the Bhagirathi and Alaknanda rivers in Uttarakhand. "In view of the fact that a ... Read more...

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