If you are talking about the Himalayas, then Mountains of Concrete is not a very apt title for a report in many ways. In fact, when a meeting to launch this report in Delhi was announced, some officials of the water resources establishment were angry. They felt this was an insult to the dam building plans of the government.

Former Chief Minister Mufti Mohammad Sayeed has expressed concern over the arbitrary exploitation of water resources of the state that has landed it in a financial mess and caused severe power shortage.

The 800-MW Parbati stage-II project of the then Vajpayee-led NDA government

With the Union Ministry for Environment and Forests refusing clearance to the 750-MW Parbati-I project, the three-stage 2,051-MW project will have only two stages with total installed capacity limited to 1,320 MW.

Madhya Pradesh boasts motorable roads, well-lit villages and well-irrigated fields. This has been made possible by creating new infrastructure and by improving the existing facilities on a priority basis. The government has made construction of irrigation facilities, upgradation of roads and creation of new power-generation facilities its thrust areas.

To form a joint venture with DHPI
Centre extends $60 m for the Thahtay Chaung project
Power Grid to execute three major transmission lines

The debate

The politics behind the large dams in the country is to transfer an

BHUBANESWAR: Energy Minister Surya Narayan Patro on Thursday announced in the Assembly that electrification of all villages and hamlets in the State will be completed by the Eleventh Five- Year Plan.

To a question from Arun Kumar Sahu of BJD, the Minister said 18,017 villages and 48,172 hamlets are without electricity. Out of this, 26 villages were given electricity under the Rajiv Gandhi Grameen Vidyutkaran Yojana (RGGVY).

Besides, 1,629 villages/ hamlets were electrified under the Biju Gram Jyoti Yojana.