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 […]

Unscheduled power cuts in Shopian irk residents

Unscheduled power cuts in Shopian irk residents

SHOPIAN: Frequent power breakdowns in the last week have annoyed the residents of Shopian town and surrounding villages. Residents complained the town has had no power from the past 48 hours. Aijaz Ahmad Lone, a resident of the town said no officials were taking stock of the unscheduled power breakdowns for the past week. Power […]

Unscheduled power cuts irk Gund residents

Unscheduled power cuts irk Gund residents

Ganderbal: Residents of Tehsil Gund in Ganderbal Wednesday accused the Power Development Department (PDD) of resorting to unscheduled power cuts in the area. Inhabitants of various areas including Ganiwan, Sumbal, Fraw, Haknar, Gund, Ramwari, Rayil, Kullan and Gaganigar have accused the higher authorities for ignoring their plights and were demanding redressal of their genuine grievance. […]

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 […]

Low capacity transformer irks Kreeri residents

Low capacity transformer irks Kreeri residents

Baramulla: The residents of Rehmatabad colony of Kreeri in Baramulla district took to streets on Thursday to protest against Power Development Department (PDD). The residents complained that the area had only a low-capacity transformer to cater the needs of big locality. The inhabitants alleged that department was adopting delaying tactics in repairing the defunct transformer […]

Women passing by a protest against PDD shot at with stun-grenade

Women passing by a protest against PDD shot at with stun-grenade

SRINAGAR: Skull-fractured, teeth broken, half shaved head swathed in bandage, multiple stitches on shoulder, lacerations in mouth and tongue – this is a brief description of a middle aged woman’s condition after police fired a stun grenade during a protest against the Power Development Department (PDD) on Sunday. Even the survivors from encounters manage to […]

Power supply to remain affected

Power supply to remain affected

SRINAGAR: According to the Superintending Engineer, EM&RE, Circle-II, Srinagar, there shall be shutdown on Zainakote receiving station on July 18, 19 and 20, 2017 from 10 am to 4 pm. Accordingly, there shall be also shutdown on Rajbagh Receiving Station on July 18 and 20 from 10 am to 4pm. Meanwhile, the shutdown is also […]

Protests against NHPC in Uri

Protests against NHPC in Uri

Baramulla: Scores of people including the family members of a labourer of NHPC who was drowned in the Uri power canal four days ago while cleaning the canal, on Wednesday staged a protest against the NHPC authorities. The protesters demanded fixing responsibility on the death of the labourer Adil Ahmad of Salambad Uri. “He was […]

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