Arunachal Pradesh Government has entered into a joint venture with the Jindal group to develop the 4,500 mw Etalin multi-purpose hydro-electric project, the biggest in the country.

ENERGY plays an important role in accelerating economic growth inasmuch as it serves as an important element in providing food, shelter, healthcare facilities, safe water, sanitation, education and access to jobs to either an individual or group or the whole community.

A White Paper prepared by an expert agency recommends setting up two nodal bodies - Sikkim Hydro Power Corporation Ltd (SHPC) and Sikkim Transmission and Distribution Corporation Ltd (STDC), to better harness the State

India yesterday assured Bangladesh of not building any irrigation project downstream of the Tipaimukh hydro power structure in Manipur.

Indian ministries of power, external affairs and water resources conveyed the message to the parliamentary delegation from Bangladesh in an hour-long interaction at the South Block of the Secretariat Building in New Delhi.

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The existing energy crisis can easily be solved by proper utilisation of alternate energy sources. Deputy Chairman Planning Commission Sardar Assef Ahmed Ali said this on Thursday.

Contrary to existing notions, a new study says it is economically more beneficial for Bhutan to supply power to its industries than export it to India.

The huge untapped natural resources in Arunachal Pradesh when harnessed would make it a front ranking State, Chief Minister Dorjee Khandu said today.

Development of hydropower projects alone, for which the State Government has signed MOUs with several CPUs and private players, would generate at least Rs 12,000 crore to Rs 15,000 crore revenue by 2018-20, Khandu told a press conference here.


Opposition members today made a strong plea to go for micro hydel projects instead of the mega ones, to meet the power demand of the State and the NE region as well.