Jammu and Kashmir has huge deficit in the electricity it requires to light up homes, yet it has not harnessed its plentiful energy resources, particularly solar energy.
Iranian President Hassan Rouhani will address a gathering of Muslim intellectuals and clerics during his two-day visit to Hyderabad starting tomorrow, official sources said Wednesday.
Four major rivers, including Jehlum and Chenab, in Jammu and Kashmir have been declared “national waterways” by the Union government, paving the way for inland navigation on them to boost water transport and tourism, the state government has said.
The stalemate between the government and public sector undertakings (PSUs) entrusted with overseeing two power projects in the Valley has not ended because the PSUs are unwilling to reduce their profit margins.
State owned Power Grid Corp will soon begin commercial operations of 1,500 MW second pole of Champa-Kurukshetra high voltage direct current line, which is likely to improve power supplies to Northern India, industry sources said.
The latest round of talks between India and Pakistan on Indus Water Treaty concluded without reaching an agreement, the World Bank has said even as it assured that both countries will continue to work to resolve the issues in an amicable manner.
India and Pakistan are holding high-level talks on technical issues of the Indus Waters Treaty in Washington, a senior World Bank official has said.