Even as the National Thermal Power Corporation (NTPC) is about to revise the cost of its 800-MW Kol Dam hydro power project, filling is still incomplete and the ponding of water may not be started

With the water supply shrinking in the city with the arrival of summer, the Himachal Pradesh government is planning to launch over Rs 500 crore scheme to ensure regular supply of water to the peopl

Hundreds of oustees affected by the Kol Dam project from the districts of Mandi, Shimla and Solan, besides Bilaspur, held a demonstration in the town today.

They carried banners and placards displaying their demands and raised slogans against the Kol Dam management of the NTPC and the district administration. They alleged that both had collaborated in trying to end forcefully their peaceful agitation and the latter had tried to vitiate the atmosphere at the dam site.

Oustees and the NTPC, which is executing the 800-MW Kol Dam project, are on a collision course. Oustees continued to paralyse work for the eighth consecutive day today.

They stuck to their demands of a permanent job for a member of each family or Rs 25 lakh as compensation and free electricity and treatment at the NTPC dispensary, but the NPTC termed their demands as unjustified.

Sundernagar: KK Ohja, Additional General Manager (AGM), Kol Dam Hydropower project, said with the kind cooperation of the state government and residents living in the vicinity of 800-MW Kol Dam, th

A large quantity of silt that makes its way into the 10,000-hectare Gobind Sagar, the country’s largest fishing pond, every year has spelt doom for fish breeding grounds over of the years.

With a vast green cover and 100-km gravity line proving to be a major impediment in the execution of the Pabbar water supply scheme, the government has decided to meet the water requirement of the capital from the Kol Dam in Bilaspur district.

The scheme from the Kol Dam, for which surveys have been completed, will quench the thirst of a target population of 6.20 lakh in Shimla till 2042.


After running four years behind schedule, the 800 MW Kol Dam hydropower project, being executed by the NTPC, will be completed by December 2012.

It will be commissioned in 2013 as it requires more than six months to fill the 167-m-high and 12.5-sq-km reservoir.

Sub-watersheds in border areas not to be covered
With the Survey of India (SoI) and the Ministry of Defence reluctant to grant permission for the digitisation of restricted maps, the Forest Department has decided to go ahead with the finalisation of integrated catchment area treatment plan for the Sutlej basin sans the sub-watersheds falling in border areas.

The finalisation of the catchment a

Union Ministry of Environment and Forest (MoEF) has directed Himachal Pradesh government to include the 800-MW Kol Dam project in the Cumulative Environment Impact Assessment (CEIA) Study, which the ministry had recently ordered for the Sutlej basin.