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Every hydroelectric project under obligation to release minimum water downstream: NGT

By : Sustainability ..., Jan 12, 2021

The National Green Tribunal has directed state pollution control boards to ensure the release of minimum water downstream by hydroelectric projects, saying business or commercial interests cannot override the requirement of maintaining riverine ecology. A bench headed by NGT...

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Nilgiris hydel power projects may get green nod without public hearings

By : Sustainability ..., Mar 12, 2020

Two major hydroelectric projects in eco-sensitive Nilgiris planned by the state government-run Tamil Nadu Generation and Distribution Company (Tangedco) are likely to get environmental clearances without the mandatory public hearings. A central government-appointed sub-...

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Shimla: Delay in 100 MW hydro project led to cost overrun of Rs 643 cr, says CAG

By : Sustainability ..., Dec 18, 2019

A delay of 29 months in the commissioning of 100 MW Sainj hydroelectric project in Kullu in Himachal Pradesh led to cost overrun of Rs 643.04 crore, a report by Comptroller and Auditor General of India (CAG) has revealed. The project was scheduled to be completed by March...

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Demand for freshwater poses a threat to Chambal river

By : Sustainability ..., Nov 1, 2019

Once known for harbouring dacoits, the Chambal badlands in central India, have another, and not so notorious, reason for their fame – the river Chambal and its wildlife. The region is home to the critically endangered gharial and endangered species like dolphins. Several...

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24 MW Arunachal Pradesh hydroelectric project becomes functional

By : Sustainability ..., Sep 16, 2019

Arunachal Pradesh has added another feather in its development trajectory with the commissioning of the 24 megawatt Dikshi Hydroelectric Project at Rupa in West Kameng district of the state. Chief minister Pema Khandu inaugurated the project at Rupa on Friday in the presence...

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Govt’s 100-day plan aims to re-energize India's power sector

By : Sustainability ..., Jun 12, 2019

The Union power ministry has proposed a “power sector council" to address issues between the Union and state governments as part of the ministry’s 100-day action plan for the second term of the...

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Hydroelectric projects are the best option for meeting energy needs, says Kerala minister

By : sustainabilityo..., Mar 27, 2017

Hydroelectric projects are the best option as they cost less and do not have bigger environment impact, said minister for power M M Mani. "The only problem is the loss of forest land. If we can...

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