Mushtaq along with his father demonstrates his invention.
Mushtaq along with his father demonstrates his invention. Photo by the writer

Kalakote, June 20

Srinagar: Union Minister for New and Renewable Energy Farooq Abdullah has said 20,000 MW will be generated from solar energy in the state in the next 10 years.

He said possibilities to produce more power from water and wind energy to minimise the huge expenditure on the exploitation of conventional sources of energy would also be explored.

In a significant development, Pakistan today withdrew its objection to construction of Uri-II and Chutak hydel power projects in Jammu and Kashmir.

At the Indus Water Commissioner-level talks here, the Pakistani side said it had no objection to the designs of the two power projects after the Indian side provided details of these, official sources told PTI.

The objectives of this policy are: to harness the hydropower capacity of the State in a manner that is consistent with policy of the State Government; to generate and provide employment opportunities to the people of the State, particularly those who live in the project areas; to develop hydropower projects in an eco-friendly manner causing minimum distress to affected people; to secure the long t

All the households in 27 remote villages of Gurez Tehsil of Bandipora district of Jammu and Kashmir are now being illuminated by solar lights.

The Chandigarh Administration has got 31 MW more power from various sources. From Sunday, the additional power was added to the daily quota of power for consumption by city residents, as promised by the administration to meet the growing demand for electricity.

To offset power demand in summers, the Chandigarh Administration has worked out an exchange model with the Jammu and Kashmir government.

Under an agreement with the Administration, the state would spare 30 Mega Watts (MW) of electricity for the city during summers

The Comptroller and Auditor General (CAG) of India in its latest report has detected a wasteful expenditure of worth Rs 16.86 crore by the Power Development Department (PDD) on construction of a transmission line from Jammu to Udhampur. Improper planning of the department concerned resulted in idle expenditure of such a whooping amount.

Srinagar: Solar home lighting systems were on Sunday distributed to about 388 houses in an unelectrified village in Jammu and Kashmir

The Department of Science and Technology of the Central government, under the Integrated Rural Energy Planning Programme (IREP), has taken over the maintenance of nearly 1,000 micro hydel projects abandoned across the state. Around 900 of these are totally defunct.