Contract to build New Ganderbal power project scuttled by GST

Contract to build New Ganderbal power project scuttled by GST

Srinagar: The Modi government’s Goods and Services Tax (GST) has torpedoed the terms of contract agreed to with the Hindustan Construction Corporation (HCC) to build a hydropower project on the river Sindh in Ganderbal. Officials from the Mumbai-based HCC arrived in Srinagar on Monday to explain why the company had not signed the contract for […]

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 […]

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 […]

Power tariff arrears in J&K swells to Rs 1,992 crore

Power tariff arrears in J&K swells to Rs 1,992 crore

JAMMU: Coming down heavily on the Jammu and Kashmir government for lack of seriousness to recover power tariff arrears, the Comptroller and Auditor General (CAG) of India said the state has been able to “poorly” realise electric charges in five years, resulting in arrears of over Rs 1,992 crore. “The percentage of recovery of electric […]

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 […]

Villagers in Bandipora challenge NHPC transmission line plan

Villagers in Bandipora challenge NHPC transmission line plan

Srinagar: The land acquisition by National Hydroelectric Power Corporation (NHPC) for constructing a transmission line for the Kishenganga Power project through Chack-Panji-Gham in Bandipora is drawing a strong protest by residents of the area. Villagers allege that the corporation and the civil administration was “hell-bent to snatch their property” for ne benefit to them. The […]

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 […]

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