The Seraghat Hydro Power Project in Uttarakhand’s Pithoragarh suffered severe damage on Monday after a cloudburst hit nearby Balati in Munsiari area. The sources say that the cloudburst has damaged the hydro project’s dam
The Uttarakhand High Court on Monday ordered a stay on construction of all hydro-power plants in the state and directed the district magistrates to identify sites within eight weeks for disposal of debris from every project.
A high-level probe has revealed massive irregularities and financial misappropriation in a Rs 100 crore project for the allotment of rooftop solar plants by the Uttarakhand Renewable Development Agency (UREDA) .
Uttarakhand Chief Minister Trivendra Singh Rawat today inaugurated the state’s first City Gas Distribution (CGD) network at Rudrapur in Udham Singh Nagar district.
The Uttarakhand Cabinet gave its nod to a policy, permitting commercial use of dry pine leaves, considered the main factor behind forest fires in the state, for generating electricity.
Government has notified new industrial development schemes for Jammu & Kashmir, Himachal Pradesh and Uttarakhand to boost industrialisation, providing cheaper access to credit and interest incentive.
Union Minister Mr Nitin Gadkari as saying that three dams would be constructed in Uttarakhand to stop unutilised share of India in river waters from flowing to Pakistan. The Minister for Water Resources and Transport said water from the dams would be brought to Haryana through the Yamuna river to overcome shortage and irrigate parched lands in the state.
The state government on Tuesday revised the pay scale of over 3,000 employees of Uttarakhand Power Corporation Limited (UPCL) who had earlier threatened to go on strike from January 5.
Uttarakhand Chief Minister Trivendra Singh Rawat met Union minister Nitin Gadkari here and discussed several matters including hydro powerprojects on Alaknanda and Bagirathi rivers.
Uttarakhand will receive between 802 million units and 900 million units of electricity in December to March from Punjab, to offset the gap between demand and supply in the lean winter months.