hydropower generation

Falling prices, few buyers make Himachal financially powerless


September 5th, 2012 - 1:45 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, Sep 5 (IANS) Falling prices of electricity generated in the state and lack of buyers have left Himachal Pradesh virtually powerless, financially.Besides tourism and horticulture, hydropower is a major ... Read more...

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Himachal’s loan liability is Rs.26,651 crore


August 29th, 2012 - 11:30 am ICT by IANS
Shimla, Aug 29 (IANS) Himachal Pradesh's loan liability is Rs.26,651 crore and it has paid Rs.2,146 crore as interest on borrowings in the past one year, the state government ... Read more...

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World Bank to give Pakistan $1 bn


March 21st, 2012 - 12:54 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, March 21 (IANS) The World Bank has approved two projects totaling $1.09 billion to boost Pakistan's electricity supply and irrigation sectors.The first project will cost $840 million and will ... Read more...

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Himachal hydropower generation hit by extreme cold


January 22nd, 2012 - 2:34 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, Jan 22 (IANS) Every winter, the cold climate almost freezes Himachal Pradesh's hydropower generation. But this time unusually harsh Arctic conditions in the higher reaches, where most of ... Read more...

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Chill freezes Himachal’s hydropower generation


October 14th, 2011 - 7:09 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, Oct 14 (IANS) The setting in of chill and freezing of glaciers and water bodies in the higher reaches have dipped Himachal Pradesh's hydropower generation, affecting electricity supplies ... 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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Himachal’s bountiful snow raises hopes from hydropower


March 3rd, 2011 - 12:45 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, March 3 (IANS) Tourists aren't the only ones delighted at the bountiful snow in the upper reaches of Himachal Pradesh. It has also excited power officials who now ... Read more...

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Himachal to set up thermal power plant in West Bengal


June 30th, 2010 - 7:50 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, June 30 (IANS) The Himachal Pradesh government Wednesday gave the green signal to a joint venture company to set up a thermal power plant in West Bengal to meet its power ... Read more...

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Himachal is power-full again as generation peaks


May 7th, 2010 - 4:01 pm ICT by IANS
By Vishal Gulati Shimla, May 7 (IANS) Melting glaciers and adequate rainfall have made Himachal Pradesh a "power-full" state again.Officials here Friday said hydroelectric power from all state-run projects had reached the ... Read more...

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Work begins on ADB-funded hydropower project in Himachal


November 27th, 2009 - 7:30 pm ICT by IANS
Kullu (Himachal Pradesh), Nov 27 (IANS) Work on the Asian Development Bank funded-Sainj hydropower project in Kullu district in Himachal Pradesh started Friday, an official said. "The chief minister (Prem Kumar Dhumal) ... Read more...

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Himachal demands new power plant to meet shortages


November 15th, 2009 - 8:40 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi/Shimla, Nov 15 (IANS) Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Prem Kumar Dhumal Sunday requested the central government to set up a 500 MW gas-based power plant in the state to help it ... Read more...

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External Affairs Minister Krishna arrives in Bhutan for talks, bilateral pacts


June 18th, 2009 - 4:59 pm ICT by ANI
Paro (Bhutan) June 18 (ANI): Foreign Minister S M Krishna arrived in Paro in Bhutan on Thursday, for a two-day visit to the Himalayan kingdom.This is the first foreign visit by Krishna ... Read more...

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Himachal hydropower generation dips 80 percent as water channels freeze


February 24th, 2009 - 12:17 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, Feb 24 (IANS) Hydroelectric power generation in Himachal Pradesh has fallen 75 to 80 percent this winter after several water channels froze across the state, triggering a shortage of 1,000 million ... Read more...

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Himachal Pradesh growth rate pegged at 7.7 percent


February 14th, 2009 - 5:41 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, Feb 14 (IANS) The economy of Himachal Pradesh is expected to grow at 7.7 percent this fiscal, higher than the national estimate of 7.1 percent, according to the state's economic survey ... Read more...

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Himachal Pradesh moots single window clearance for hydro projects


November 23rd, 2008 - 9:54 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, Nov 23 (IANS) Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Prem Kumar Dhumal wants to set up a single-window clearance system for speedy sanctions of small hydropower projects in the state."To speed up the ... Read more...

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Himachal Pradesh seeks more power from central pool


November 1st, 2008 - 8:16 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, Nov 1 (IANS) The Himachal Pradesh government has sought more power allocation from the central pool as the hydropower generation in the state has dipped by around 25 percent after several ... Read more...

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