the Union ministries for power and environment have locked horns over new hydroelectric and thermal power projects. In a meeting held in the first week of September, officials of the power ministry demanded speedy clearances for their projects. Environment ministry officials refused this, saying the projects will not be cleared if their environmental impact assessments (eias ) are faulty.

An important milestone was achieved in the construction of 775 MW Luhri Hydroelectric Project when excavation of the 528-m long exploratory drift of size 2.5m x 2.5m was completed yesterday.

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NEW DELHI: Environment and Forest Minister Jairam Ramesh has written to Power Minister Sushil Kumar Shinde seeking to put an end to laying of foundation stones for projects without proper and formal clearances and advising all state power PSUs like National Thermal Power Corporation, National Hydro Power Corporation , Sutlej Jal Vidyut Nigam and North Eastern Electric Power Corporation to show gre

PNS | Shimla

The Satluj Jal Vidyut Nigam (SJVN), which had been accorded status of "Mini Navratna PSU", would be allocated hydropower projects Arunachal also and emerge as a 6,000 MW company by the year 2017, said Jairam Ramesh, Union Minister of State for Commerce and Power, on Sunday.

Hydro power plants located on the Himalayan rivers, typically, have had to endure high silt content in the water passing through the turbines causing enormous damages to the under-water parts of the turbine. The hydro power generating companies are engaged in mitigating this menance and optimizing generation and profits.

Hydel power exploitation in the state sector will get a major boost with the Asian Development Bank sanctioning a loan Rs 3,200 crore to the government for the execution of three major power projects.

New Delhi: Indian companies which have invested in hydel joint ventures in Nepal, with a total a capacity of over 6,000 mw, face uncertainties over exporting the bulk of the power to India due to several policy barriers that also restrict New Delhi

Hamirpur: The work on Dhola-Sidh, the first hydel project of Hamirpur district, being built on the Beas near Nadaun by the Sutlej Jal Vidyut Nigam (SJVN), would begin by March next year.

The clearance for term of reference (TOR) for the project, which has now been upgraded from the proposed 40 to 66 MW, was granted recently the by Union Ministry of Environment.

Noor Mohammad