240-MW project on Jhelum to provide 12% free electricity to state

The National Hydroelectric Power Corporation (NHPC) has added another feather to its cap as the Uri-II hydroelectric project is ready for use and will be commissioned within a couple of months.

The inordinate delay in starting work on the 37.5-MW Parnai Hydel Power project has once again exposed government claims to make the state self-sufficient in power generation.

The Indus Treaty represents the most generous water-sharing agreement in modern world history, reserving for Pakistan 80.52 per cent of the waters, or 167.2 billion cubic metres annually.

The Azad Jammu and Kashmir Environmental Protection Agency (AJK-EPA) has served ‘last notice’ on Water and Power Development Authority (Wapda) for “continuous serious violations of its conditional

India will shortly start construction on Rs.3,642.04 crore Kishanganga hydropower project after International Court of Arbitration at The Hague having ruled in its favour.

The International Court of Arbitration (ICA) at The Hague today upheld India's right to divert water from the Kishanganga hydroelectric project (KHEP).

Reacting to the development, an official spokesperson for the Ministry of External Affairs said: “The award of the Court of Arbitration at The Hague today reaffirmed validity of India's position regarding KHEP by allowing diversion of water from the KHEP as envisaged by India.” He said: “It highlights once again that India is adhering to all provisions of the Indus Waters Treaty.” The spokesperson also said the details of the award were being studied.

Until five years ago, Abdul Razzak and his band of sand miners had it easy.

Almost 40 per cent glaciers in Afghanistan have been reduced in 40 years, whereas the glaciers supplying water to Ravi, Chenab, Beas and Jhelum Rivers are thinning,” said Dr Chaudary Inayatullah, C

India has approached the Hague-based International Court of Arbitration (ICA) to vacate the stay order earlier got by Pakistan to halt construction of Kishanganga project in Jammu & Kashmir, re

Although inter-State water disputes and arbitration with neighbouring Pakistan over the Kishenganga hydro-electric project in Jammu & Kashmir dominated the functioning of the Union Water Resources Ministry in 2012, it is expected that in the New Year the Government will focus on giving a push to water sector reforms.

With the revised national water policy being “adopted” at the recent National Water Council meeting, the Ministry will prepare during the year an over-arching legal framework of guidelines for the States to follow.