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A proposed power plant downstream of the Kali and its tributaries in Champawat district

The 225 MW Londa Hydro Project in East Kameng district has been welcomed by the people albeit with caution. The implementing agency

At a time when energy security has become critical and environmental concerns emanating from the use of conventional fossil fuels are also growing, it is ironical that the bulk of India

Energy is the engine of growth of any developing economy. Consumption of electrical energy is universally accepted indicator of progress in the agriculturall, industrial and commercial sectors, as also of the well being of the people of the nation.

A day after Centre announced firming up of proposals to execute the proposed Siang (Upper) and (Lower) hydro power projects, the Forum for Siang Dialogue (FSD) opposed the projects citing submergence of thousands of hectares of land and threat to indigenous tribes.

The Forum has joined Sangharsh that includes a host of organisations including National Alliance for People

PRIVATE power producing companies are lining up to buy small renewable assets as a widening power supply deficit and growing concerns on pollution prompt firms to acquire clean technology units.

According to private equity and advisory firms, investments in small hydro projects has picked up as such projects are built on small rivers and have no issues related to resettlement of villages.

Jammu and Kashmir Assembly has passed a Bill laying down that companies running hydro-electric power projects in the state pay for the water they use to generate electricity.

The move, the government said, will earn the state Rs 848 crore a year in additional revenue.

In unprecedented distancing from the government by a key minister and questioning its development works in the strategic North-East and Bhutan, Environment Minister Jairam Ramesh has taken up with Prime Minister Manmohan Singh demands for a review of all hydel projects in the region and a