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The Asian Development Bank (ADB) and Islamic Development Bank (IDB) have agreed to finance Diamer-Bhasha dam project, and the Planning Commission has asked the Economic Affairs Division (EAD) to formally request assistance from them.

GANGTOK, April 22

China will build 20 hydroelectric dams along the Yangtze River by 2020, according to a report on Tuesday on a government Web site. A middle stretch of the river is already the site of the world

PPP MPA Jam Tamachi accused WAPDA of conspiring for the construction of the Kalabagh Dam. Speaking on a point of order in the Sindh Assembly, Tamachi referred to the extreme load shedding, which lasts for up to 20 hours in the rural areas of Sindh, and said that not only WAPDA but KESC was also causing much discomfort in Sindh and no one knows how and when these problems will be redressed.

Udhampur: Charging the ruling NC for bartering away natural resources of the state for lust of power, PDP patron Mufti Mohammad Sayeed has called for re-negotiation of power sharing agreements with the NHPC.

NHPC Ltd, previously called National Hydroelectric Power Corporation, is the main vehicle of the Government of India

It is argued in this short note that a tradeoff is involved here between shortand long term economic growth. Underpricing of electricity for economic growth provides short term economic growth but hits at long term economic growth.

Water in all major reservoirs of the country is still at dead level despite heavy showers across the country in the last few days.

GANDHINAGAR: Vibrant Gujarat wants to dot some of state's major canal networks, including the Narmada main canal, with mini-micro-hydro power projects. And imagine whom does it propose to choose for this - a company called Krishna Kanhaiya Hydro Power Pvt Ltd, owned by a UK-based NRI Riyen Ramani.

Already, it has earned a contract worth Rs 18 crore to start building mini-microhydro power projects on the canal coming out of Karjan dam, lying dormant for nearly three decades.

China will build a US$300 million hydroelectric power plant in neighbouring Tajikistan to help alleviate frequent energy shortages in the Central Asian nation, Tajik Energy Minister Sherali Gul said on Wednesday.

The agreement was reached during talks between Chinese leader Hu Jintao and Tajik President Imomali Rakhmon, he said.
Hu is in Tajikistan for the Thursday summit of the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation.

Gul said the planned power plant, Nurobad-2, would have capacity of between 160 and 200 megawatts.