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 […]

Pak experts to visit 2 hydropower projects on Chenab

Pak experts to visit 2 hydropower projects on Chenab

Lahore: India has invited Pakistani experts to visit the sites of its two hydropower projects on the Chenab river next month to address its concerns, but hinted at continuation of the work on them despite Islamabad’s objections, a senior Pakistani official has said. After the conclusion of the two-day high-level bilateral talks on the Indus […]

State-owned power house in Uri damaged due to ‘official negligence’

State-owned power house in Uri damaged due to ‘official negligence’

BARAMULLA: The state-owned Lower Jhelum Hydro Electric Power Project (LJHP) in Bimyar area of Uri in this north Kashmir district was partially damaged on Saturday afternoon due to official negligence, resulting in non functional of the power house. Sources said that a main pipeline including a main valve inside the LJHP developed some cracks on […]

Jaiprakash Associates gets Rs 2,850 cr contract in Jammu and Kashmir

Jaiprakash Associates gets Rs 2,850 cr contract in Jammu and Kashmir

MUMBAI: Crisis-hit Jaiprakash Associates Ltd NSE 1.62 % (JAL) has bagged a Rs 2,850-crore contract from Chenab Valley Power Projects to construct diversion tunnel and concrete face dam for a hydro-electric project in Jammu and Kashmir, taking its order book to about Rs 14,000 crore. According to sources, JAL, the flagship firm of debt-ridden Jaypee […]

Global investors meet planned in July to exploit hydropower

Global investors meet planned in July to exploit hydropower

SRINAGAR: The state government is planning to host a global investors meet to attract investment in hydropower, after power minister Sunil Sharma sent a proposal to the administration department. Director of State Power Development Corporation (SPDC) Shah Faesal told Kashmir Reader that the meet will likely be held in the last week of July. “Top-notch […]

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