State Cabinet, which met under the chairmanship of Chief Minister, Omar Abdullah, today, accepted the report of the Negotiating Committee and gave its nod for the preparation of fresh Detailed Project Report (DPR) of Sawalkote Hydroelectric Project, whose fate was hanging in balance for the past several decades.

The Cabinet also approved promotion of three IAS officers to the super time scale o

The work on 690 Mega Watts Ratle Hydroelectric Project in Kishtwar district will begin early next year as the M/s G V K Hydro Electric Project Pvt Ltd, which was allotted the project in tariff based bidding, has geared up the process of seeking clearances from different agencies.

Official sources said that M/s G V K Hydro Electric Project Pvt Ltd has engaged consultants for reviewing the Detail

Larsen & Toubro will execute the 420-MW Reoli-Dugli hydel project in the Chenab basins, the Himachal Pradesh cabinet decided today, ending a controversy that had seen the government once awarding the contract to L&T and then cancelling it, and the company moving court.

L&T had been at fourth place in the international bidding, but the top two later backed out .The government then chose to give

JAMMU, Jan 4: Minister for Health, Horticulture & Floriculture, Sham Lal Sharma has directed the officers of Flood Control Department to take effective measures for protecting right bank of river Chenab at Akhnoor from soil erosion due to floods.

The Minister was on an extensive tour of all the flood prone areas of Akhnoor to review pace of ongoing flood protection works along the right bank of

JAMMU, Nov 10: In a major development vis-

Too many hydel projects spell ecodisasterRerouting Water

400 hydel projects in four river basins of Himachal Pradesh could end in environmental disaster
600 more awaiting allotment
They could

INDIA on Sunday rejected Pakistan

Jammu: Realising the gravity of the situation, the government has decided to explore the possibility of lifting water from the Chenab as a long-term measure to meet the increasing requirement of potable water in the ever-expanding winter capital.

In this regard, Deputy Chief Minister Tara Chand yesterday issued

Jammu: Even as the government claims it has contingency plans ready to overcome water crisis during peak summer days, the state, particularly its dry land (kandi) areas, including the winter capital, may face a real tough time in days to come.

Afzal Khan in Islamabad

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