SHIMLA: State-run power utility Sutlej Jal Vidyut Nigam (SJVN) has declared a dividend of Rs 330.93 crore for the 2010-11 financial year.

Mandi/Purlog: Villagers from 11 gram panchayats in Mandi district, under the banner of the Satluj Bacho Jan Kalyan Samiti, today lodged their objections before a panel headed by the Deputy Commissi

Luhri Hydro-electric project proposed by Satluj Jal Vidyut Nigam (SJVN) Ltd. (A Joint Venture of Government of India & the State Government of Himachal Pradesh) aims at harnessing power potential of the waters of Satluj river.

The Himachal Pradesh Pollution Control Board will hold a public hearing in regard to the 750 MW-Luhri hydro power project — coming up on the Satluj river — in Mandi district’s Parlog on August 9.

A special report by Down to Earth on the 252-MW dam proposed by Satluj Jal Vidyut Nigam on the river Pindar in Uttarakhand’s Chamoli district that would reduce the river’s 22-km stretch to a mere trickle and threaten the life & ways of 20,000 inhabitants of the district.

The multi-crore Renuka Dam project is on hold, and 800 MW Kol Dam is also under the scanner of the Union Ministry of Environment and Forests. Hul (4.5 M), a private sector project in Chamba, is witnessing daily protests by locals seeking scrapping of all the clearances given to it.

Surpassing all previous records, the 1500-MW Nathpa Jhakri hydro power project, the country

Union Ministry of Environment and Forest (MoEF) has directed Himachal Pradesh government to include the 800-MW Kol Dam project in the Cumulative Environment Impact Assessment (CEIA) Study, which the ministry had recently ordered for the Sutlej basin.

Noor Mohammad

New Delhi: In an indictment of ham-handed approach towards infrastructure projects, the World Bank is downgrading the 412mw Rampur hydel plant being constructed in Himachal Pradesh by Satluj Jal Vidyut Nigam Ltd, which recently concluded its IPO, on ground of tardy progress and management slack arising from long-pending vacancies on the board.