• Dadupur-Nalvi canal first phase inaugurated

    CHANDIGARH: Haryana Chief Minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda on Saturday hit out at political parties which had been making the Dadupur-Nalvi canal project their poll plank and even included it in their election manifestos but on coming to power forgot all about it. This was the reason why the project was not initiated for more than 30 years, he said.

  • Farmers oppose land acquisition move

    Say amount being offered much lower than market rate Farmers of three villages have opposed the move of the government to acquire their agricultural land for the expansion of the Industrial Area maintaining that they were offered much less price for their land in comparison to the collector and market rates.

  • Combating malaria, dengue

    Preventive measures not enough With the onset of summer, cases of malaria and dengue are on rise in the district. The Health Department and the administration requires serious preventive measures to provide proper medical care and facilities to the patients.

  • Govt scheme to sell CFLs for Rs 15

    The government has decided to roll out the

  • Coal shortage: Haryana looks to other states

    Chandigarh: With the coal stock in Yamunanagar thermal power plant reaching a zero figure last week and one day

  • Power supply to Yamunanagar restored

    Employees of the Uttar Haryana Bijli Vitran Nigam today restored the power supply to the district after the police registered a case against 18 villagers of Bilaspur, who had allegedly beaten up the S

  • Thermal plants face coal shortage

    May worsen power crisis Kiran Deep Tribune News Service Yamunanagar, September 11 Reeling from power shortage, the state may face a worse situation following a shortage of coal stocks at thermal plants due to the non-supply of coal from Jharkhand mines in the wake of damage caused by the Bihar floods. Coal stocks for only three days are left at the super thermal plant (1,360 MW) in Panipat and the Deenbandhu Chhotu Ram Thermal Plant (600 MW) in Yamunanagar. People of the state have already been facing more than 14 hours of power cuts.

  • Power generation: Focus on mini-hydel projects

    Moving in the direction of generating power from the renewable energy sources, Haryana Renewable Energy Development Agency (HAREDA) is encouraging private investors to set up projects in the fields of solar power, biomass, wind energy, small hydro and co-generation biomass power projects. The agency invited proposals from private companies to harness small hydro power in three phases for generation of over 17-MW of power.

  • Government seeks damages from REL

    The Haryana government today said Anil Ambani-led Reliance Energy would have to bear the damages arising out of a delay in commissioning of the first unit of a 600-MW thermal power plant at Yamunanagar. The first unit of 300-MW of the Yamunanagar plant was scheduled to go on stream from November last year, while the second unit was to begin operations on February 20. A letter of intent for setting up the project, estimated to cost Rs 2,400 crore, was awarded to the company on September 30, 2004. Sources said REL had synchronised the first unit of this project in November about four months ahead of the expected commissioning while pointing out that the slippage to a great extent could be attributed to nearly an eight-month delay by state authorities in clearing the drawings. They also said the company should not be penalised for the delays which were beyond its control, adding that the project at Rs 3.49 crore per MW would be the cheapest and the fastest in the country in terms of commissioning. However, Haryana power minister Randeep Surjewala said: "Whatever amount arising out of the failure of fulfilling contractual obligation, they (REL) will pay.' The company was supposed to complete the 2x300 MW unit of power by November 20, 2007 for producing 72 lakh units and the second unit of the same capacity should have started generation on February 20. But it had not been able to finish the job within the given time frame, he added. However, the minister described the process as a

  • Thermal plant progress reviewed

    HARYANA Chief Minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda reviewed the progress of the construction work of the 2x600 MW Rajiv Gandhi Thermal Power Plant being set up at Khedar in Hisar. A spokesman of the power department said that the ongoing civil and mechanical works of the mega project were on in full swing. As much as 98 per cent of the piling works had been completed and the work of boiler erection had commenced on December 4 last year. The base raft foundations of the Cooling Towers and Chimney had also been cast. The two units would start generating power by November 2009 and February 2010. On completion of the project, as many as 288 lakh units of electricity per day would be available for the people of Haryana. The spokesman said that the progress of 2x300 MW Deenbandhu Chhotu Ram Thermal Power Project, Yamuna Nagar was also reviewed. It was informed that after synchronization in November 2007, Unit-1 had generated 728 lakh units which had been pumped into the grid. This unit would start com- h; mercial operation in March,2008. The Unit will be synchronized on oil in March, 5l 2008, he informed. Haryana Power Minister Randeep Singh Surjewala was also present on the occasion.

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