The functioning of state-run power companies has come under strong criticism from the Comptroller and Auditor General (CAG).

The CAG has faulted NHPC, THDC, SJVN and NEEPCO for poor implementation of their hydro power projects, resulting in Rs.14,700 crore cost over-runs. In its report tabled in Parliament on Friday, the CAG has stated that delay in implementing 16 hydro power projects by power PSUs leads to cost over-runs of Rs.14,700. “Delay in execution of 16 projects by four Central public sector enterprises (CPSEs) resulted in revision of their initial approved cost of Rs.30,005 crore to Rs.44,712 crore.

Around 250 dam affected people have started their jal satyagraha, in the continuously rising water of the Omkareshwar dam.

As many as 250 people affected by the Omkareshwar dam project have been standing in waist-deep water since Saturday night, even as the water level continues to rise.

The oustees announced their jal satyagraha protest last month at Ghogalgaon village in the East Nimar region against the Madhya Pradesh government’s decision to raise the water level in the dam from 189 to 193 metres. The 520-MW Omkareshwar project is one of the several big dams on the Narmada. The current water level is 189 metres and the protesters fear that if filled beyond that level, the dam would submerge their lands spread across several villages.

Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan has said that 10 cusecs of water of Narmada River will be lifted from Omkareshwar Canal near Barwah and fed into Kshipra River near village Ujjaini in Indore di

Khandwa: Today, in the presence of the thousands of oustees, the Narmada Jal Satyagraha of the Omkareshwar dam oustees, commenced in Village Ghogalgaon.

People affected by the Omkareshwar dam project sat on an indefinite ‘ jal satyagr aha ’ against the Madhya Pradesh government’s decision of filling up the dam up to a height of 193 meters.

The protesters, gathered under the banner of the Narmada Bachao Andolan in Ghogalgaon village of Khandwa district, set up a camp just above 189 meters, the current water level of the dam, and commenced the satyagrah a , resolving to not budge until the government fulfilled their rightful demands of relief and rehabilitation, including land-based compensation.

Thousands of people affected by the Omkareshwar, Maheshwar, Indira Sagar, Upper Beda and Man dams responded to a call by the Narmada Bachao Andolan (NBA) and joined a protest march at Omkareshwar in Madhya Pradesh on Sunday to raise their voice against the state government decision to raise the water level in Omkares-hwar Dam up to 193 metres.

After the protest march, the people affected by the dams announced that they would start a “Jal Satyagrah” from July 16 against what they described as a “conspiracy” by the state government and the private company involved in the project to uproot the dam affected people without their rehabilitation or proper resettlement.

Bhopal: The State Government will launch a drive for purification and conservation of state’s lifeline Narmada River. Rs. 1298 crore 27 lakh are estimated to be spent on the drive in two phases.

Bhopal Gas Tragedy Relief and Rehabilitation Minister Shri Babulal Gaur called on Union Urban Development Minister Shri Kamalnath here today and handed over to him an action plan chalked out for Na

The Supreme Court has refused to re-examine its judgement and expunge the adverse remarks made in it against Medha Patkar-led Narmada Bachao Andolan (NBA) on the issue of land acquisition for Omkar