Following The Indian Express report, building of Pinjore road put on hold, debris disposal gets priority

The Himachal Pradesh Pollution Control Board (HPPCB) has asked the National Highways Authority of India (NHAI) to immediately stop work on the Pinjore-Shimla highway.

The Himachal Pradesh government has decided to leave it to the Supreme Court to decide on the fate of Netherlands-based company Brakel Corporation, which was allotted the mega 960 MW Jangi-Thopan power project but the allotment was later set aside by the High Court.

The state power utility will have to procure over 7 million units of solar power from next year under the regulations framed by the State Electricity Regulatory Commission (SERC) to promote green energy.

The Himachal Pradesh Cabinet, which met here on Monday, approved a revised bid document for privatisation of all hydel projects above five megawatt capacity. It also gave a green signal to the power department to invite bids for 18 new hydel projects.

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.

Sanjay Jog / Mumbai May 05, 2010, 1:11 IST

Several states have responded well to the Central Electricity Regulatory Commission (CERC) initiative to introduce a renewable electricity certificate (REC) mechanism.

Shimla: With the 1,500 MW Nathpa Jhakri project running in full swing and 10 major projects in hand, the Satluj Jal Vidyut Nigam (SJVN) now plans to diversify into solar and wind power. It will also explore the possibility of setting up nuclear power plants in joint venture.

Sujay Mehdudia

NEW DELHI: Asserting that Himachal Pradesh would serve as the

Adverse hydrology apart, generation from projects of the State Electricity Board has been declining due to indifferent management and unplanned and poor maintenance, resulting in loss of revenue amounting to more than Rs 150 crore over the past five years.

Shimla: In a bid to harness solar energy in a big way, Himachal Pradesh government has decided to develop Shimla and Hamirpur as