Chandigarh to buy power from J&K

Chandigarh to buy power from J&K

Srinagar: The Chandigarh Union Territory electricity department has decided to purchase power from Jammu and Kashmir (J&K) and from short-term sources like power exchange. The department will buy power from J&K till August. The power will, however, be returned to J&K in November and December, Times of India reported. As per estimates, the peak power […]

India to expedite 3 projects to stop its share of Indus waters from flowing into Pakistan

India to expedite 3 projects to stop its share of Indus waters from flowing into Pakistan

NEW DELHI: India has decided to fast-track three projects, including construction of two dams, to arrest the unutilised water of its share under the bilateral Indus Waters Treaty with Pakistan, government officials said. The three projects include the Shahpur Kandi dam project, a second Sutlej-Beas link in Punjab and the Ujh Dam project in Jammu […]

Safety Never Hurts. We Must do More to Protect our Homes

Safety Never Hurts. We Must do More to Protect our Homes

Nayeem Ali Lone We are surrounded by technology and innovation. Electricity is one of the greatest technological innovations of mankind. It has now become such a part of our daily lives that we cannot think of a world without electricity. Electricity is now an important part of homes and industries. Almost, the entire gamut of […]

Civil society group slams JV proposal for Ratle project

Civil society group slams JV proposal for Ratle project

SRINAGAR: J&K Socio-Economic Coordination Committee (JKSECC), a new amalgam of 27 civil societies, Wednesday asked the Governor led administration to scrap its decision regarding formation of a joint venture with some central PSU for execution of Ratle Hydro power project. Talking to reporters, Hameeda Nayeem, one of the members, said that it was “sinister design” […]

Major power project on death bed from decades of govt indifference

Major power project on death bed from decades of govt indifference

BARAMULLA: A major power power project of Jammu and Kashmir, the state-owned Lower Jehlum Hydro Electric Power Project (LJHP), is in the last stages of its existence, but the higher officials of the Power Development Department and the government are in deep slumber. Sources said that the project’s main machinery, including nine giant transformers of […]

JK, Punjab ink agreement on Shahpur Kandi dam project

JK, Punjab ink agreement on Shahpur Kandi dam project

J&K to get 20% power, assured irrigation facility for 80000 acres SRINAGAR: A historic agreement was signed here Saturday between the J&K Chief Secretary BVR Subrahmanyam and his Punjab counterpart Karan Avtar Singh on implementation of Shahpur Kandi Dam Project which was hanging fire for several years, a government spokesman said here. The agreement was […]

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