NEW DELHI, Aug 25 – The Power Ministers of the North Eastern States have called for roll back of the hike in prices of natural gas in the region to stabilise the pricing of the power.
Faced with the prospect of witnessing all its gas power plants turning into economically unviable venture, the delegation of the Power Ministers under the aegis

R Dutta Choudhury


Tripping of the circuits of a 400-Kv Power Grid Corporation of India Ltd (PGCIL) power line early this morning resulted in reduced power generation in the North Eastern Electric Power Corporation (NEEPCO) and Northeastern Hydroelectric Power Corporation

Ajay Modi / New Delhi June 18, 2010, 0:38 IST

Will begin a feasibility study in Assam, Arunachal Pradesh

India plans to embark on a programme to tap the shale oil reserves in the country after the directorate general of hydrocarbons (DGH) found substantial reserves of the gas in Assam and Arunachal Pradesh.


Voluntary organisation Friends of Assam and Seven Sisters (FASS) has embarked on another mission to facilitate public consultation in an organised manner to guide the Petroleum industry of the NE region towards developmental and pro-people activities.

The North-eastern States might be sitting on a huge hydropower potential, but power companies, both government-owned and independent power producers (IPP), citing serious hurdles, have called for immediate steps to simplify land acquisition and environmental and forest clearances processes.

With huge potential to generate power in the Northeastern region remaining untapped, the Government has earmarked an investment of over Rs 37,400 crore for setting up power projects to add 5,350 MW capacity by 2016, reports PTI. The Ministry of Power plans to add 5,350 MW power generation capacity in the Northeast, apart from the 3,926 MW which is under various stages of construction.

The Meghalaya government has okayed the execution of the 500 MW thermal power project by the state-run North Eastern Electric Power Corporation Limited (NEEPCO).

"One per cent of the project cost would be used for the development works in the project area in the East Garo Hills district," Meghalaya Power minister Mukul Sangma told reporters after a cabinet meeting last night.