AGARTALA: Eyeing on achieving self-reliant on power sector, Tripura State Power Corporation Ltd (TSECL) has decided to set up a 21-MW gas based power project in the state.

Tripura, in spite of tremendous potential in gas based power generation, currently produces only 85 MW against its total requirement 181 MW in pick hours, according to official sources.

To augment the heavy power deficit,

Agartala: Tripura is facing a serious crisis of petrol, diesel and LPG due to non-loading of tankers from Indian Oil Corporation (IOC) outlets in Assam, state Civil Supplies Minister Manik Dey said on Sunday.

Kohima: Nagaland Advisor to New and Renewable Energy and MLA Deo Nukhu has informed that the collection of data has already been completed and a Master Plan is being prepared to make Kohima the first Solar City of Nagaland.

SHILLONG: The State Government has stressed on the need to have more thermal power projects to tackle the ongoing power crisis in the State.

Power Minister AT Mondal on Tuesday admitted that the State was currently facing acute shortage of power even as "the State Government is making continuous attempts to over come it."

SHILLONG: Five villages under Elaka Rymbai and Narpuh in Jaintia Hills have been deprived of electrification due to interference by the Forest department.

The villages which have been deprived of electrification include Borsara, Leigri, Lahalein, Huroi and Hingiria under the jurisdiction of the Khliehriat Sub division in Jaintia Hills district.

Agartala: The Tripura government has planned to make

New Delhi: Is coal mining in Meghalaya known as 'rat hole mining' becoming another Jharia spitting fire and polluting ground water round the year?

Athena, Jaypee bag Kynshi projects

SHILLONG: Congress-led MUA government has decided to hand over two power projects of 100 MW each to private parties. Athena Private Ltd has bagged the Kynshi Stage I, while the Jaypee Group will execute the Kynshi Stage II project.

The Cabinet took this decision in a hurriedly convened meeting here on Monday.

By Naba Bhattacharjee

SHILLONG: In a bid to deal with indiscriminate slashing of forests for charcoal manufacturing, the Forest and Environment Department has notified the Meghalaya Charcoal (Control of Production, Storage, Trade and Transit) Rules 2008.