sutlej river

Bhakra, Pong dams still short of water


September 17th, 2012 - 11:05 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, Sep 17 (IANS) The water levels in Bhakra and Pong dams of Himachal Pradesh have not reached the maximum limit this year owing to the deficit monsoon in ... Read more...

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Himachal hydropower projects shut, north India hit


August 2nd, 2012 - 9:15 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, Aug 2 (IANS) Hydropower plants in Himachal Pradesh remained shut Thursday due to high silt level in the Sutlej river, triggering a power crisis in northern states.The country's biggest ... Read more...

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Jaiprakash hydroelectric project gets UNFCCC registration


June 28th, 2012 - 8:17 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 28 (IANS) Jaiprakash Power Venture Ltd. (JPVL) Thursday said its 1,000 MW hydroelectric project in Himachal Pradesh has been registered by the United Nations Framework Convention on ... Read more...

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Himachal plea to environment ministry on river study


January 10th, 2012 - 10:05 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, Jan 10 (IANS) Himachal Pradesh has asked the central government to waive its condition of cumulative impact assessment (CIA) study of the Chenab river as it is delaying execution ... Read more...

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NGO picks holes in upcoming hydro project in Himachal


December 13th, 2011 - 2:40 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, Dec 13 (IANS) An NGO fighting for the cause of people affected by hydropower projects Tuesday said the upcoming World Bank-funded mega project in Himachal Pradesh has several flaws.In ... Read more...

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Himachal opens Lahaul, Spiti waters for rafting


September 24th, 2011 - 9:19 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, Sep 24 (IANS) Himachal Pradesh Saturday allowed river rafting in the remote Lahaul and Spiti district to promote adventure sports.The government opened Lahaul and Spiti area for river rafting ... Read more...

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Bhakra Dam reservoir’s water level rises


August 25th, 2011 - 8:04 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, Aug 25 (IANS) The water level in the Gobind Sagar reservoir of the Bhakra Dam has risen to 1,670.50 feet, about 10 feet short of the maximum capacity, a ... Read more...

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‘Floods maroon Pakistani villages as India releases Sutlej water’


August 21st, 2011 - 10:33 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Aug 21 (IANS) Dozens of Pakistani villages have been submerged after India released the water from the Sutlej river, a media report said Sunday.The Federal Flood Commission said 57,000 ... Read more...

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Dam discharge floods low-lying areas in Punjab


August 21st, 2011 - 7:27 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, Aug 21 (IANS) Increased discharge of water from dams on the Beas and Sutlej rivers has led to some flooding in low-lying areas in Punjab, an official spokesman said ... Read more...

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Punjab cautions against possibility of floods


August 17th, 2011 - 12:30 am ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, Aug 16 (IANS) The Punjab government Tuesday cautioned against the possibility of floods in some districts following the Bhakra Beas Management Board (BBMB) releasing excess water from the reservoir ... 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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India, China reject rivalry, seek strategic consensus (Second Lead)


December 16th, 2010 - 6:41 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 16 (IANS) Rejecting any rivalry between them as they become emerging powers on the global stage, India and China Thursday agreed to address contentious issues that have been ... Read more...

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Bhakra Dam water level nearing danger mark


September 4th, 2010 - 4:37 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, Sep 4 (IANS) The water level in the reservoir of the Bhakra Dam on the Sutlej river is inching towards the 1,680-foot maximum storage mark but officials Saturday discounted immediate threat ... Read more...

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Bhakra water level rises, flood threatens Punjab, Haryana


August 24th, 2010 - 2:17 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, Aug 24 (IANS) With the water level in the Bhakra Dam reservoir increasing steadily, Punjab and Haryana areas adjoining the Satluj river continued to be under the threat of floods for ... Read more...

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SJVNL resumes power generation


August 18th, 2010 - 9:16 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, Aug 18 (IANS) The country's largest hydropower plant in Himachal Pradesh resumed generation Wednesday after remaining closed for more than 10 days due to increased silt in Sutlej river. Power generation in ... Read more...

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Himachal power plant remains shut for eighth day


August 12th, 2010 - 9:29 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, Aug 12 (IANS) The country's biggest hydropower plant in Himachal Pradesh remained shut for the eighth day Thursday due to the high silt level in the Sutlej river, triggering a power ... Read more...

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Himachal’s hydropower plant remains shut for fifth day


August 9th, 2010 - 7:32 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, Aug 9 (IANS) The 1,500 MW Nathpa Jhakri hydropower project in Kinnaur district of Himachal Pradesh remained closed for the fifth day Monday as the silt level in the Sutlej river ... Read more...

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Himachal power plant resumes generation


August 3rd, 2010 - 8:04 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, Aug 3 (IANS) Power supply to north Indian states, including Delhi, was restored Tuesday as the country's largest hydropower plant in Himachal Pradesh resumed generation after remaining closed for more than ... Read more...

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Himachal’s power project remains shut for fourth day


July 29th, 2010 - 9:13 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, July 29 (IANS) The 1,500 MW Nathpa Jhakri hydropower project in Kinnaur district of Himachal Pradesh remained closed for the fourth day Thursday as the silt level again rose higher than ... Read more...

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Army veterans launch ecological operation in Kullu


July 27th, 2010 - 4:28 pm ICT by ANI
By Prem ThakurKullu, July 27 (ANI): A group of ex-Army men have launched an operation to re-green the hills and are converting a large area of barren land along the Sutlej River ... Read more...

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Floodwaters affect life in some parts of Himachal Pradesh


July 22nd, 2010 - 11:01 pm ICT by ANI
Shimla, July 22 (ANI): Floodwaters have disrupted normal life in some parts of Himachal Pradesh.With water levels in the region's Sutlej River recording higher than normal this month, the numbing specter ... Read more...

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Himachal hydropower plant resumes generation


July 20th, 2010 - 3:22 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, July 20 (IANS) The 1,500 MW Nathpa Jhakri hydropower project in Himachal Pradesh's Kinnaur district Tuesday resumed power generation after remaining closed for more than 24 hours, an official said here. The ... Read more...

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Himachal hydropower project shut down


July 19th, 2010 - 9:50 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, July 19 (IANS) Sutlej Jal Vidyut Nigam Ltd (SJVNL) authorities Monday closed the 1,500 MW Nathpa Jhakri hydropower project in Kinnaur district of Himachal Pradesh after the level of silt suddenly ... Read more...

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Himachal hydropower plant resumes generation


June 25th, 2010 - 3:25 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, June 25 (IANS) Power supply in Delhi, Haryana and other northern states normalised Friday as the 1,500 MW Nathpa Jhakri hydel power plant resumed generation in Himachal Pradesh's Kinnaur district, an ... Read more...

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Power crisis in north as Himachal hydropower project shuts


June 24th, 2010 - 7:27 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, June 24 (IANS) Power supply to states of north India including Delhi was affected as the 1,500 MW Nathpa Jhakri hydel power project in Himachal Pradesh's Kinnaur district was temporarily shut ... Read more...

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Jats cut water supply from Ganga canal to Delhi (Second Lead)


June 13th, 2010 - 10:48 pm ICT by IANS
Ghaziabad/New Delhi, June 13 (IANS) Protesting the denial of reservations in recruitment for central services, members of the Jat community Sunday stopped the water supply to Delhi from the Upper Ganga canal. ... Read more...

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Ex-serivcemen re-green Himachal hills (June 5 is World Environment Day)


June 5th, 2010 - 6:22 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, June 5 (IANS) A huge chunk of barren land along the Sutlej river in Kullu district of Himachal Pradesh has been converted into a dense forest thanks to the efforts of ... Read more...

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Bhakra Dam security satisfactory, says official


April 7th, 2010 - 6:19 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, April 7 (IANS) Newly-appointed chairman of Bhakra-Beas Management Board (BBMB) A.B. Aggarwal Wednesday said he was satisfied with the security arrangements at the Bhakra Dam in Himachal Pradesh. "IB (intelligence bureau) and ... Read more...

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Punjab villagers demand construction of bridge over Sutlej River


March 18th, 2010 - 9:14 pm ICT by ANI
Muthianwala (Punjab), Mar 18(ANI): Residents of Muthianwala village in the India-Pakistan border area in Punjab are waiting for the construction of a bridge over the Sutlej River, which separates their Tarn Taran ... Read more...

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Centre would try to bring consensus on Bt Brinjal: Jairam Ramesh


January 29th, 2010 - 9:11 pm ICT by ANI
Chandigarh, Jan 28 (ANI): Union Minister of state for Environment and Forests Jairam Ramesh informed here on Friday that before taking a final decision on Bt Brinjal, his Ministry would try to ... Read more...

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Bhakra authority to reduce water release from reservoirs (Lead)


June 25th, 2009 - 10:12 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, June 25 (IANS) The Bhakra Beas Management Board (BBMB), the authority that manages power projects in north India including the Bhakra and Pong dams, Thursday said it would reduce discharge of ... Read more...

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Wetlands getting choked by hyacinth, pollutants


February 4th, 2009 - 11:50 am ICT by IANS
Shimla, Feb 4 (IANS) Wetlands in Punjab and Himachal Pradesh, home to many beautiful and rare birds and other animals, are shrinking gradually threatened by unchecked hyacinth growth, siltation and pollutants dumped ... Read more...

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Jaypee Hydropower told to move power line in Himachal to save forest


January 14th, 2009 - 5:53 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, Jan 14 (IANS) Himachal Pradesh has asked hydropower major Jaypee Karacham Hydropower to relocate its transmission lines in the state to avoid felling of trees, Forest Minister J.P. Nadda said here ... Read more...

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Himachal Pradesh inks deal with Satluj Jal Vidyut Nigam


October 28th, 2008 - 4:29 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, Oct 28 (IANS) The Himachal Pradesh government has signed an agreement with the state-run hydroelectric major Satluj Jal Vidyut Nigam (SJVN) to set up more hydro power projects in the state.SJVN, ... Read more...

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Himachal’s Bhakra dam gates opened as water crosses danger mark


September 23rd, 2008 - 4:49 pm ICT by IANS
Nangal (Punjab), Sep 23 (IANS) The gates of the 225-metre high Bhakra Dam near here were opened to release water after 10 years as torrential rain in the catchment area of the ... Read more...

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