Amid fresh concerns in Bangladesh over the construction of two proposed dams in Meghalaya, State Power Minister Clement Marak said on Wednesday that construction of the hydropower projects would no

JOWAI: The District Magistrate, West Jaintia Hills, has prohibited the removal and collection of sand, stones and other illegal activities from the riverbed and river bank of river Myntdu. The order was imposed following collection of stones, sand etc. from the river without permission of the authorities by some private parties.

“The illegal activities of such private parties have badly affected the ecological system and environment of the area,” the prohibitory order stated while adding that order shall remain in force until further orders.

SHILLONG: The much-awaited second unit of the Myntdu Leshka Hydro project was finally commissioned on Tuesday even as the first unit of the project is yet to become functional.

Talking to The Shillong Times on the progress of the project on Wednesday, Chief Project Manager Elias Lyngdoh said that that second unit crossed one hundred million units of energy on Tuesday and is generating power now.

SHILLONG: The office of the Comptroller and Auditor General (Audit) has unearthed what could be considered a major scam of Rs 3.19 crore which was avoidable infructuous expenditure for the construction of the of divide walls in the (2X24) MW Myntdu-Leshka Hydro Electric Project (MLHEP).

As per the interim report, the work for the construction of dam and appurtenant work of the MLHEP including diversion channel, divide wall and upstream & downstream cofferdam was awarded to Sew Construction Limited, Hyderabad in March 2004 at the total contract value of Rs 27.81 crore

JOWAI: Chief Minister Dr Mukul Sangma on Wednesday inaugurated the first unit of the 126 MW Myntdu Leshka Hydro Electric Project (MLHEP) in Jaintia Hills district, executed by the Meghalaya Energy Corporation Limited (MeECL).

Beside Dr Sangma, Union Minister of State for Water Resources Development and Minority Affairs, Vincent H Pala, Power Minister AT Mondal, Wahiajer MLA Sniawbhalang Dhar, Local MLA Lahkmen Rymbui,

Shillong, March 22: Incessant rainfall has posed fresh problems for the Myntdu-Leshka hydel project in Jaintia Hills district as water entered the power house of the dam.An official of the Meghalaya Energy Corporation Ltd said today incessant rainfall since Saturday had led to the rise in the water level of the dam and also the nearby Lynriang river.

As the rains receded today, the official sai