Bhutan: Can progress in household electrification provide relief from expensive fossil fuel imports?
Bhutan has made substantial progress in household electrification in recent years, according to the Department of Renewable Energy. In 2018 over 99.97 percent of households had access to electricity, up from just 30 percent in 2003.
Govt working on incentives to promote industrial development in J&K region: Commerce Minister Piyush Goyal
The government is working on several incentives and steps to promote industrial development in the Jammu and Kashmir region, Commerce and Industry Minister Piyush Goyal said on Wednesday
While India and Bhutan embark on a new hydropower venture with the Sankosh dam, many issues remain unaddressed, related to the two countries, tribals, wildlife and monetary risk.
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India postpones Pakistan experts' inspection of hydropower projects in J&K; Islamabad asks New Delhi to 'fulfil commitment'
After the bilateral talks on the Indus Waters Treaty last month in Lahore, India rejected Pakistan's objections on the construction of two hydropower projects on the Chenab river, and invited Pakistani experts to visit the sites to address their concern. The experts were scheduled to inspect the two hydropower projects by October but India cancelled it, citing some local issues.
India is promoting small hydropower projects (SHPs) — defined as hydropower facilities of less than 25 megawatt (MW) — on the assumption that they are socially beneficial and more environment-friendly than larger ones.
Pakistan has informed the World Bank about India's completion of the Kishanganga hydropower project during the bank's "pause" period.
Pakistan's entire water supply for agriculture, factories and homes is dependent on rivers in the Indus basin.
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Jaiprakash Power Ventures Ltd said on Wednesday a deal to sell its entire hydropower business to Anil Ambani's Reliance Power Ltd has collapsed.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday pledged to end Nepal's crippling blackouts and offered to buy electricity from the country endowed with rich hydropower potential.
While in the private sector space, Anil Ambani-led Reliance Power has agreed to buy out Delhi-based Jaypee Group's entire hydel business in a deal estimated at Rs 12,000 crore, in the public sector space, the NDA government is exploring the option of merging all state-owned hydroelectric companies in order to reduce its dependence on coal, which is already in short supply domestically and needs to be imported to meet India's fuel needs.<br />
Anil Ambani group firm Reliance Power has pipped Adani Power's Rs 11700 crore offer to buy the entire hydro power portfolio of Jaiprakash Power for an estimated ?15,000 crore after Abu Dhabi National Energy Company (Taqa) pulled out out of the Rs 10,500-crore deal on Thursday.<br />