Unprecedented changes in demography, industrialization and infrastructural developments have caused extensive pollution and contamination of water resources. There is need for reviewing existing guidelines and their stringent enforcement.

MNRE (Ministry of New and Renewable Energy, Govt of India) has sponsored a R&D project to ERDA. As part of this project, a 2 x 5 kW wind turbine is installed and integrated with water electrolyser. Complete demonstration system is expected to be ready soon. This demonstration project is undertaken to validate the feasibility of this concept.

Indian renewable energy market has come a long way from its initial era of sizable government subsidies, tax benefits, feed-in tariffs and various other support schemes being practiced since 1980s and creating localized markets for renewable energy. With the emergence of REC mechanism, a national level market platform would be available for RE generators even though they are selling electricity in their local region.

The safety of the dam is a very important aspect for safeguarding the national investment and the benefits derived by the nation out of this infrastructure. An unsafe dam poses hazard to human life and property in the downstream reaches. Hence the safety of the dam and the allied structures is very necessary for ensuring the continuance of accrual of benefits and protect the downstream area from any sort of hazards.

Bhutan has an estimated hydropower potential of 30,000 MW and 12 TWh mean annual energy generation. So far 23,760 MW has been identified and assessed to be technically feasible. Only 1.488 MW,  i.e., 5% of the feasible potential is harnessed so far. Royal Govt.

Bhutan's ability to harness the hydropower resources has been made possible because of the close and friendly ties with its neighbour India. India has been providing both technical and financial assistance to develop the numerous hydropower projects in Bhutan. India has huge power shortage where as Bhutan has large hydropower potential. The relationship developed in the hydropower sector has been a win-win situation for both the countries.

Accelerated development of hydropower in Nepal - Opportunities and challenges - Presented by Dr. S. N. Mishra, Mechanical Engineer, Former Director, NEA at International Conference on "Accelerated Development of Hydropower in Bhutan - Opportunities and Challenges" 16-18 November 2010, Thimphu, Bhutan.

Information technology is best thing to happen after industrial revolution for human society. IT has invaded our lives and taken over our work sphere to a great extent. Like in all the professional fields, IT has left its marks on the ways a civil engineer works.

This paper depicts a research work comprising an attempt to estimate the rate of sedimentation from the basin surface of the Malampuzha, typical multi purpose storage reservoir on the western slopes of the Western Ghats in the Kerala state.

Generating units for hydro power plants are tailor made to meet the specific requirements of site conditions. In the large units of the size of Tala Hydro Power Plant, major assemblies are required to be done at site due to transportation limitations.