HCC’s security deposit encashed: Minister

HCC’s security deposit encashed: Minister

JAMMU: Minister of State for Power, Asiea Naqash, on Monday informed the legislative assembly that the government is exploring other options for building the 93-MW New Ganderbal Hydroelectric Project after the company that won its tender, Hindustan Construction Company (HCC), failed to meet the contract stipulations. “The project was appraised by the Central Environment Authority […]

Pursuing transfer of hydel projects: Govt

Pursuing transfer of hydel projects: Govt

JAMMU: Minister of State for Power Asiea Naqash on Monday informed the legislative assembly that the government will actively pursue the transfer of hydel projects from the National Hydro Power Corporation (NHPC). “As mentioned by the Finance Minister in the Power Budget speech in the year 2015-16, the government will actively pursue transfer of hydel […]

Hydropower projects either far from completion or not yet begun

Hydropower projects either far from completion or not yet begun

SRINAGAR: None of the hydropower projects envisaged during the Omar Abdullah-led government has been completed, with many of them having missed deadlines, reveals government information tabled on Monday in the state assembly. This delay is certain to dash the dreams of the government of achieving nearly 6000 MW of hydro power by 2021. Omar’s government […]

Pak to set up $1.51 bn hydropower project in PaK

Pak to set up $1.51 bn hydropower project in PaK

Islamabad: Pakistan has decided to set up a new hydropower project of over 700 megawatts in PaK through foreign financing at an estimated cost of $1.51 billion by 2022, according to a media report. The Azad Pattan Hydropower Project (APHP) is a run of river scheme located on Jhelum River in the Sudhanoti district of […]

India, Pak race to tap the Himalayas in Kashmir

India, Pak race to tap the Himalayas in Kashmir

MUZAFFARABAD: Several hundred metres underground, thousands of labourers grind away day and night on a mammoth hydroelectric project in contested Kashmir, where India and Pakistan are racing to tap the subcontinent’s diminishing freshwater supplies. The arch rivals have been building duelling power plants along the banks of the turquoise Neelum River for years. The two […]

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 […]

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