Hydroelectricity in India

China’s proposed Hydropower project in Brahmaputra, Tibet

Under the 14th five-year plan that is to be implemented from 2021, China has proposed hydro power project on Brahmaputra river in Tibet. The project has been proposed by the Central Committee of the ruling Communist Party of China. The ..


Massive fire accident in Srisailam Hydroelectric power plant, Telangana

Telangana’s Srisailam Hydroelectric power station witnessed a massive fire accident. The incident was followed by an abrupt explosion in unit 4 of the power station. According to the preliminary report, a short circuit played a key role in the tragic ..


SANDRP: “Draft EIA Notification of GoI encourages environment violations”

The South Asia Network on Dams, Rivers and People (SANDRP) says that the draft Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) notification that was recently issued by the Ministry of Environment Forests and Climate Change dilutes the EIA process. It also says that ..


Indian army signs pact with NHPC for construction of tunnels on China & Pakistan borders

Indian Army signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with National Hydroelectric Power Corporation (NHPC) to construct four underground tunnels for storage of ammunition along the China and Pakistan border. This is a pilot project and the tunnels are expected to ..

Balraj Joshi appointed as new CMD of National Hydroelectric Power Corporation (NHPC)

Balraj Joshi has been appointed as the new Chairman-cum-Managing Director (CMD) of National Hydroelectric Power Corporation (NHPC) Ltd., the country’s premier hydro power utility. Presently, Joshi is at Director (Technical) in the organisation. The Appointments Committee of the Cabinet has ..

NTPC’s Siang project

NTPC, India’s largest power producer, is reportedly planning a massive 10,000 mw hydel project in Upper Siang district, Arunachal Pradesh. This proposed project is an ultra-mega hydel project would cost Rs. 1,00,000 crore, and project implementation would stretch to a ..