Bill passed to facilitate set up state power trading company

Bill passed to facilitate set up state power trading company

Jammu: The Jammu and Kashmir Legislative Assembly on Monday passed a Bill to amend the Jammu and Kashmir Electricity Act, 2010, to pave the way for setting up of the JK State Power Trading Company Ltd. The Bill was moved in the House by the Deputy Chief Minister Nirmal Singh and after a thorough discussion […]

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 […]

Four power projects operational on Chenab, 7 more proposed: Dy CM

Four power projects operational on Chenab, 7 more proposed: Dy CM

Jammu: Deputy Chief Minister Nirmal Singh on Monday said that there are four power projects operational on river Chenab, while seven more have been proposed to be constructed on the river. Replying to the discussion held on power infrastructure raised by NC MLC Sajad Ahmad Kichloo in the Legislative Council today, the deputy chief minister […]

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 […]

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