The wind power plant has been set up at Ludarva in Rajasthan's Jaisalmer district

Moving ahead in its diversification plans, National Aluminium Company (Nalco) has achieved partial commissioning of its second wind power plant with a capacity of 47.6 Mw.

Welspun Energy, on Thursday, said it had achieved financial closure of its 20 MW wind power project in Jaisalmer in Rajasthan.

`Welspun Energy has achieved financial closure of its 20 MW wind power project at Jaisalmer. The company has received a sanction exceeding Rs.120 crore as against a debt requirement of Rs.88 crore,” the company said in a statement here.

Govt Reworked On Documents After UN Body Rejected Five Of The Six Monuments Last Year

JAIPUR: The blistering heat conditions continued in the state for the second consecutive day on Sunday when maximum temperatures in the state remained on and above 42 degrees Celsius.

As per the contract, the service partner KRPEL will bring the investment and expertise to rejuvenate the depleted fields of the ONGC
ONGC

Oil and Natural Gas Corporation Limited (ONGC) chairman and managing director Sudhir Vasudeva said that the state-run enterprise intends to set up its own power plants, not just gas-based but also power plants based on nuclear, wind and other unconventional energy sources.

JAISALMER: Prime Minister Manmohan Singh is expected to inaugurate two 50 megawatt solar projects at Phalodi in Jodhpur district by the end of this week. A detailed itinerary of his visit is yet to come but after his approval the state as well as district administration has begun preparations.

The PM's confirmation to the visit is a testimony to the silent yet successful revolution to tap non-conventional sources of energy in Jodhpur and Jaisalmer districts. Pokhran belt in Jaisalmer and Phalodi belt in Jodhpur, over the past few years, have witnessed a surge in the number of solar and wind projects with big-ticket firms competing to set up plants.

Mining Destroys Habitat; 78 Spotted In 1992

Ajmer: Owing to massive mining in the Sokhliya grassland of Nasirabad block of Ajmer, only two Great Indian Bustards were spotted in the survey which ended on Monday night. In 1990s, more than 75 bustards were spotted here. The department is preparing to restore the habitat of these birds after which it will conduct the second phase of the survey in June. Around 35 teams of forest department were out in the region all long day to spot the state bird (GIB). “Sokhaliya is the natural habitat of this bird but in the last ten years their numbers have drastically dropped in the area,” said the sarpanch of Deratu village.

Will supply 24 units of the S88-2.1 MW wind turbine generators

Aluminium giant NALCO is setting up its second Wind Power Plant in Jaisalmer district of Rajasthan with a capacity of 47.6 MW.

The Rs 283 crore Wind Power Project will be executed at Ludarva in Jaisalmer district through M/s Gamesa Wind Turbines Private Ltd, which involves erection of 56 Wind Turbines, each of 850 KW rating, NALCO sources said on Thursday. This is the second green initiative of NALCO towards promoting sustainable development by harnessing unconventional and renewable energy sources, which would credit the 'Navaratna' PSU with incentives from the government.

JAIPUR: The hunting of Houbara bustards through falconry in Pakistani areas close to the Indian border is a violation of international bird conservation legislation. Though Houbara is not endangered but it is considered vulnerable according to International Union for Conservation of Nature, IUCN. These birds are hunted by members of Arab royal families with permission from the government of Pakistan.

A Jaipur-based environmental group, Tourism and Wildlife Society of India (TWSI), has now sought the intervention of Union external affairs ministry to put pressure on Pakistan to ban hunting of rare Houbara bustards, which has drastically reduced India's share of its annual winter migrants and affected the desert eco-system.

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