Kashmir’s First Private Power Producer

Muddasar Mir did his MBA from Fordham University in New York in 2003 and flew back to take over the Magpie Hydel Construction Operation Industry Pvt Ltd that his father had set up in...

Station downtown

Located at the centre of the town, Iqbal Mini Hydel Project is the main source of electricity in Kargil district. Prior to Iqbal the entire area relied on a 1.93 MW diesel generator which...

The Big Brother

Takeover of Salal launched the NHPC. Three decades after, its four operational projects have a cumulative installed capacity of 1680 MW. Of the five projects (1719 MW) shifted to it for implementation, three (369...

Lighting up LoC

The 2-MW power project at Karnah has run into rough weathers at least twice, now the PDC is up-rating it to 12-MW generation, finds Kashmir Life correspondent Conceived much earlier, the work on the Karnah...

Upper Sindh-I: Completely Indigenous

SUMBUL - 1973 The indigenously built power station has never stopped working with returns of several times of the investment made in constructing the project, making some to call it a golden goose. A KASHMIR...

Lower Jhelum: Before It Roars

After traversing most of Kashmir, the Jhelum leaves the Vale generating cheapest bulk energy at Gantamula, reports SAMEER YASIR The Lower Jhelum Hydel Power Project (LJHP) has a distinction. It is the last power project...

A first for Ladakh

The first hydel power project in Ladakh continues to provide 24-hour supply to a small population for nine months of the year. Shams Irfan  reports. Around 25 kilometres from Leh on way to Manali is...

Reviving A Symbol

For the youngsters, the Mall power house at Bhaderwah might be just a few year old. But the fact is that implementation of this project started in early sixties and the power house was...

For a mini Population

SUMOOR 1993 A major part of the energy needs of Nubra Valley are met by Sumoor mini hydel project, however, its freezing cold puts the plant out of action during winters. SHAMS IRFAN  reports. One has...

A Design Perfected

Using the same resource again and again is a good idea. The PDC has done a fine job by running three power stations on the same water, of course with the help of favourable...

The Ganderbal Lights

Quite a few machines, having outdated and obsolete technology and no spares and knowledge support, have run for 57 years without interruption. That is the distinction Ganderbal power house has! A Kashmir Life report. One...

The Mohra Marvel

Horse-carts drove the American turbines as Afghan, Balti, and Punjabi labour force working under British engineers fought intermittent cholera attacks to create India’s second powerhouse in 1908. Policymakers are desperate to see the heritage...

IWT: Let The Treaty Survive, Updated

Amid demands of its abrogation and claims of massive losses to the state economy, J&K government has appointed a consultant to quantify the impact of the skewed water sharing Indus Water Treaty between India...

The Resource

The Indus Water Treaty has given Islamabad rights over three J&K rivers – Chenab, Indus and Jhelum with an average flow of 135 million acre feet (MAF) in lieu of 33 MAF flow in...

EMPOWERING JAMMU & KASHMIR

Eight reporters and lensmen traveled more than 5000 kms across remote belts in Ladakh, Kashmir and Jammu for 15 days to cover 24 powerhouses. Backed by a team of researchers, designers and editors, it...

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