Can’t disclose negotiations on return of hydel projects: CIC

Can’t disclose negotiations on return of hydel projects: CIC

Srinagar: The Central Information Commission (CIC) has refused to order the National Hydro Power Corporation (NHPC) to give details of negotiations on return of hydel projects it operates in Jammu and Kashmir. Instead, an RTI reply has revealed, the CIC has treated the NHPC – the Respondent in the RTI applicant’s second appeal – as […]

Work on mega hydel project in Kishtiwar to start in 2 months: Official

Work on mega hydel project in Kishtiwar to start in 2 months: Official

Jammu: Work on the Rs 4,640.88-crore Kiru hydroelectric project on the Chenab river, which flows into Pakistan, would start within two months, a senior government official said. District Development Commissioner (Kishtwar) Angrez Singh Rana and General Manager of Kiru project, Varinder Salman, visited the 624-megawatt Kiru and 540-MW Kwar hydroelectric project sites yesterday. “Various bottlenecks […]

New hydro-power policy misses deadline

New hydro-power policy misses deadline

SRINAGAR: The Jammu and Kashmir government has missed a deadline for coming up with a hydro-electric policy that was envisaged to come out in the public domain in the month of July this year, Kashmir Reader has learnt. Highly placed sources in the Jammu and Kashmir State Power Development Corporation (JKSPDC), the government-owned company that […]

India, Pak to discuss hydro projects

India, Pak to discuss hydro projects

New Delhi: The second round of discussions between India and Pakistan on Ratle and Kishanganga hydroelectric projects, over which Islamabad has raised objections, will take place in Washington on September 14 and 15 under the aegis of the World Bank. GoI Water Resources Secretary Amarjit Singh will lead the Indian delegation comprising representatives from the […]

Kishenganga hydro-power dam could start running this year

Kishenganga hydro-power dam could start running this year

Gurez: The multi-billion Kishenganga hydro-electric power project (KHEP) could be commissioned by the end of this year, top officials told Kashmir Reader. The KHEP, which is being constructed by the construction giant, Hindustan Construction Company (HCC), is being funded by the National Hydro Power Corporation NHPC) and is expected to generate 33oMW of electricity. “We […]

New Ganderbal power project goes to HCC, 50 years after first proposed

New Ganderbal power project goes to HCC, 50 years after first proposed

Srinagar: After almost half a century since it was first mooted, the New Ganderbal hydropower project finally found its builder on Thursday. The J&K government has awarded the 93 MW power project on the river Sindh in central Kashmir’s Ganderbal district to the infrastructure giant, Hindustan Construction Company (HCC). The Sindh is a tributary of […]

Hydropower market down, India’s ‘8 dams’ unlikely to be built

Hydropower market down, India’s ‘8 dams’ unlikely to be built

SRINAGAR: None of the 8 hydropower projects that the Government of India is trying to build quickly in Jammu and Kashmir, has the potential to yield economic benefits, yet steps are being taken in that direction. Why? Himanshu Thakkar, coordinator at South Asia Network on Dams, Rivers and People, told Kashmir Reader that the GoI […]

Kishanganga power project: HC asks CSC to decide on rehabilitation in three months

Kishanganga power project: HC asks CSC to decide on rehabilitation in three months

SRINAGAR: The J&K High Court has directed Cabinet Sub-Committee to consider and decide within three months the grievance regarding rehabilitation of the families affected by the Kishanganga Hydroelectric project in Bandipora. “We direct the concerned authorities to afford the writ petitioners a hearing enabling them to place their grievance by a proper representation.  The cabinet […]

Andrabi reviews progress on Shutkari Kulan Power Project

Andrabi reviews progress on Shutkari Kulan Power Project

JAMMU: Minister of State for Power Development Syed Farooq Ahmad Andrabi Thursday reviewed the status of work on 84 MW Shutkari Kulan Hydro Project. The project is being implemented by Jammu and Kashmir State Power Development Corporation (JKSPDC) on River Sindh at Shutkari Kulan Village Sonamarg. The Minister said that the topographical survey for the […]