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Mandi, September 2
Power producers and the Himachal government are planning to contest the recommendations of the Shukla Committee before the High Court.


Beijing: Further boosting its ranking as the world's largest producer of hydro electric power, China on Wednesday commissioned a new 700,000 kw unit at Xiaowan, built at a cost of $5.86 billion.

PROTESTS by environmentalists, religious and social leaders has forced the government to reconsider its decision to continue with Loharinag Pala project on the Bhaghirathi river in Uttarakhand.

R Dutta Choudhury

With the growing threat of food insecurity and a largely erratic rainfall pattern, Kerala, despite its very high rate of annual precipitation, has embarked on a series of large budget irrigation schemes. However, with the shift in acreage in favour of certain cash crops which demand relatively less moisture, the requirement of water in agriculture may change.

After the controversy regarding the allotment of hydro-power projects to private operators, the Uttarakhand Government decided to scrap the earlier decision on Thursday.

The Government order followed Chief Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank

Hamirpur: The work on Dhola-Sidh, the first hydel project of Hamirpur district, being built on the Beas near Nadaun by the Sutlej Jal Vidyut Nigam (SJVN), would begin by March next year.

The clearance for term of reference (TOR) for the project, which has now been upgraded from the proposed 40 to 66 MW, was granted recently the by Union Ministry of Environment.