Govt’s major developmental interventions to be visible soon: Nirmal

Project comprises seven hydro generating sets located in two power houses

State-owned Bhel today said it has securing a contract for setting up 206 MW hydro electric power project in Punjab.
"Valued at Rs 321 crore, the order for setting up of hydro generating sets and associated Electro-Mechanical works for the 206 MW Shahpurkandi project has been placed on Bhel by Punjab State Power Corporation Ltd," Bhel said in a statement.

Punjab, Haryana, Himachal Pradesh and Jammu and Kashmir today submitted to the Supreme Court a list of 20 contentious issues over the hydel projects on Ravi, Beas and Sutlej rivers for a judicial r

Out of the over 8,000 people affected by the Ranjit Sagar Dam project, as many as 2,000 persons whose land was acquired for construction of the dam in 1997 are yet to be paid compensation by the Pu

The Centre has taken a stand in the Supreme Court that there is no legal provision to place the Thein Dam/Ranjit Sagar Project and the Shahpur Kandi Dam Project, both on Ravi river, under the Bhakra Beas Management Board (BBMB) as sought by Haryana in its suit.

“It is clear from a perusal of Section 78 to Section 80 of the Punjab Reorganisation Act, 1966 that the projects regarding which the present suit has been filed were never placed nor contemplated to be controlled and managed by the BBMB,” the Union Ministry of Power has maintained in an affidavit filed in the SC.

135 Dams In Region Have Just Nine Per Cent Of Water Left

Rajkot: Tempers are running high in the pilgrim town of Virpur. Without drinking water for the last 25 days, residents have called for a bandh on Thursday to vent their anger. The bandh call comes barely 10 days after a group of women ransacked the municipality office in Jetpur town to protest against the scarcity of water.

With monsoon yet to hit the country’s northern region, the Bhakra Nangal dam on Tuesday registered water inflow of 35,728 cusecs — an eight-year low.

Process on to give jobs to members of displaced families

The Jammu and Kashmir government on Tuesday said the state would get its share of water from Punjab following a three decade-long dispute over it.

"For the first time in 30 years, the state would be getting its share of water from Punjab's Ranjit Sagar Dam," Minister for Public Health Engineering (PHE), Irrigation and Flood Control, Taj Moh-ud-Din, said while addressing a public rally in Doda district.

The state government has said it intended to buy back the Uri-I power project from the National Hydel Power Corporation (NHPC) for an estimated Rs 2,100 crore within two years.