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Arunachal likely to get sops for hydropower development

In an attempt to accelerate hydropower projects in Arunachal Pradesh and pre-empt China from diverting river waters that flow into the Brahmaputra, the Indian government has found a way to get the state on board—a prerequisite if its strategy of containing its eastern neighbour is to succeed. Arunachal… read more →

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India to build 4 new hydropower projects in Bhutan

India has agreed to build four new joint venture hydropower projects in Bhutan as the two governments agreed to closely coordinate on issues relating to their national security and interests. Prime Minister Narendra Modi met his Bhutanese counterpart Tshering Tobgay in New Delhi and agreed that India… read more →

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Bhel commissions hydro power project in Himachal Pradesh

State-owned power equipment maker Bhel has commissioned all the four units of the 520 MW Parbati hydro electricity project in Himachal Pradesh. "With the commissioning of the fourth and final 130 MW hydro generating unit at Parbati project in Himachal Pradesh, Bhel has commissioned all the four units… read more →

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Power ministry Asks Arunachal Pradesh to scrap hydro projects in limbo

Faced with inordinate delays in their execution, the power ministry has suggested Arunachal Pradesh to scrap as many as half the nearly 100 hydroelectric projects awarded to private and state-run developers in the state, a senior ministry official said. At the same time, the ministry has also offered… read more →

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SJVN starts Rampur hydro power project units operations in Himachal Pradesh

SJVN has commenced commercial operations at unit1, 2 and 5 of 412 MW Rampur hydro power project located in Himachal Pradesh. According to the company, the power plant has a total of six units, each with a generation capacity of 68.66 MW. Expected to generate 1,770 million units of electricity per year,… read more →

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Despite objections, Karnataka govt. in favour of mini-hydel plant

Karnataka government has favoured setting up the controversial Hongadahalli mini-hydel project by a private company despite objections raised by senior officials of the Forest Department. Chief Minister Siddaramaiah and Forest Minister B. Ramanath Rai are stated to be in favour of the project, which,… read more →

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Centre finalises proposal to extend tariff policy for hydel projects till 2022

In a move likely to benefit the stressed hydropower projects in the country, the newly-elected Government at the Centre would have the opportunity to provide them relief if it clears the proposal to extend the existing tariff regime for such projects till 2022. Official sources said that the Power Ministry… read more →

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Nepal's opposition party protests against Indian investment in hydropower projects

Nepal's opposition party CPN- Maoist has decided to protest against Indian investment in the country's hydropower projects, the party said. Stating that India is interfering in some hydropower projects, the party said it has decided to submit letters of protest to district headquarters to ask the government… read more →

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Insurance companies increase premium for hydropower plants

Insurance companies have raised the premium for hydropower plants across the country after last year's flash floods in Uttarakhand that led to huge claims. Companies like National Insurance Co Ltd, United India Insurance Co Ltd and Oriental Insurance Co have raised premium rates multifold for hydroelectric… read more →

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Supreme Court panel raps Uttarakhand hydropower projects

A Supreme Court-appointed panel has blamed hydro projects in Uttarakhand as being responsible for intensifying the magnitude of the catastrophic floods that hit the state last year leaving death and destruction in its wake. But that conclusion has been bitterly contested by government agencies and utilities… read more →

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