The members of the All Dhemaji District Students

the Union ministries for power and environment have locked horns over new hydroelectric and thermal power projects. In a meeting held in the first week of September, officials of the power ministry demanded speedy clearances for their projects. Environment ministry officials refused this, saying the projects will not be cleared if their environmental impact assessments (eias ) are faulty.

Srinagar : As many as 1000 micro Hydel electric projects are being executed by the Army under Border Area Development Programme and Operation Sadbhavana at a cost of Rs 10 crore.

This was stated by Minister for Tourism and Culture Nawang Rigzin Jora in the Assembly today in reply to supplementary questions from various members.

All thermal power plants of 500 mw and above and hydro power plants of 250 MW and above will be allowed to connect to inter-state transmission lines so that they can sell power under

The Himachal Pradesh High Court has directed the National Hydroelectric Power Corporation (NHPC) to stop construction work at the Parbati Stage-II site (Kullu) till further orders.

While passing this interim order, the court observed that visual impression of the photographs annexed with the petition showed that debris had been thrown in the Parbati river without proper precautions.

Sudheer Pal Singh / New Delhi August 05, 2009, 1:35 IST
A joint venture led by NHPC, the country

Anti-dam activists in Bangladesh and India have come together to protest against the Tipaimukh dam in Manipur.

The new urgency in augmenting power generation to meet the huge supply-demand gap of 1011 per cent, is evident in the high voltage leap that the NHPC Ltd is making towards achieving "the biggest growth of 9,400 MW in just four years by 2012-13."

The construction of the tallest dam in India on river Dibang in Arunachal Pradesh has been delayed. Reason: the promoters of the project, central government owned National Hydro Power Corporation (nhpc), did not submit the proposal, for environmental clearance, in time. The Union Ministry of Environment and Forests has now asked for a fresh proposal and a fresh public hearing to get approval of

Under pressure of the environmentalist groups, Gauhati University has been commissioned to study the downstream impact of the 2000 MW Subansiri (Lower) Hydroelectric Project.