Snow, rain boost hydropower generation in north Kashmir

Snow, rain boost hydropower generation in north Kashmir

Baramulla: Thanks to the snow and rain, the state’s own Lower Jhelum Hydroelectric Power Project (LJHP) located at Bimyar village of Uri in north Kashmir is generating an impressive 65 megawatt electricity for the past two weeks. Official sources said that last year, when it was dry weather and low water level in Jhelum river, […]

The Past as Present: Snowfall, its Contents and Discontents in Kashmir

The Past as Present: Snowfall, its Contents and Discontents in Kashmir

M.M Tali “The miseries of winter are increasing through new means and modes. Recently, the class 12th students writing English paper were left “struggling” and “helpless” in the cold and dim light examination rooms. Along with it there were even pictures of a hospital circulated on the social networking sites, showing doctors treating patients under […]

Notes on the Power Blackout in the Valley and the New Transmission Line

Notes on the Power Blackout in the Valley and the New Transmission Line

By Raja Muzaffar Bhat Since the past one year, I have written extensively on the newly established Samba –Amargarh transmission line, a project dogged by controversies, corruption and environmental issues. The Samba- Amargarh transmission line is a 440 KV Double Circuit (DC) line that passes through an alternate route via Poonch and Rajouri. In the […]

Winter Power Crisis in Kashmir

Winter Power Crisis in Kashmir

Er Shanawaz Bhat ”There is a saying that any nation that has high power capacity is regarded as a most developed nation”. If this is true, the question then is: Why Kashmir faces a worse kind of heckling power crises if it has a potential of 2400MW wherein only a few hundred has been harnessed, […]

HPC clears 315 languishing projects for funding

HPC clears 315 languishing projects for funding

SRINAGAR: The second meeting of the High-Powered Committee (HPC) constituted for ensuring assured funding of languishing projects to complete them in set timeframe was held here Wednesday. The meeting was chaired by Principal Secretary, Finance, Navin K Choudhary, who is also the Chairman of the Committee. Giving details, Principal Secretary Finance said the Committee in […]

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