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For a water-abundant, power deficit state, energy crisis is seen as the major handicap in the socio-economic developmental deficit. This section offers a detailed narrative of the potential, the assets, the history, the players and the policymaking on the crucial front.

Transmission Tales

In order to ensure that the existing fragile and inadequate power transmission system to Kashmir has a back-up, a REC subsidiary involved one power...

Kinetic Khan

After being the longest-serving chief executive of J&K Bank and making it state’s first and the only listed company, Muhammad Yousuf Khan, the man...

Problem Power

Kashmir’s energy crisis remains unchanged as only transmission and not generation and distribution witnesses any major shift, reports Tasavur Mushtaq When the IAS 2010 topper...

Powerful Decisions

Last week, J&K government’s decision-making in power sector created lot of news. But one decision envisaging non entertaining lot of doles by Delhi in...

Gambling with Ganderbal

As Kashmir is desperate for some light to improve its energy deficit, a controversy was crafted to delay implementation of Ganderbal power project, reports...

The tiger returns

In the 2010 summer, the coalition government presided over a new law that made using water for power generation an economic exercise. Apparently aimed...

Electrifying Ambitions

After three decades of struggle with the system Naseer is happy to put Kashmir on transformer manufacturing map. Shakir Mir narrates his journey Naseer Ahmad,...

Engaging NHPC

As certain information about NHPC’s operation in J&K were revealed through an RTI, Kashmir is back to its energy debate, singling out India’s hydropower...

Paupers’ Prize

Water-abundant and energy- deficient J&K’s first major leap into the lucrative energy sector was in 1999, when the resource-scarce government started implementing Baglihar with...

The Overseas Battle

As hundreds of workers were busy burrowing tunnels and laying tons of concrete in the Baglihar gorge, diplomats and water experts from Delhi and...

Celebrating Baglihar?

Kashmir was subcontinent’s second place after Mysore that had access to hydropower, albeit limited to the Palace at Zabarwan Hills and the M A...

Engineering Enigma

The narrow gorge that houses J&K’s most modern dam continuously surprised the people tasked to tame the ferocious Chenab in one of the most...

Big Brother Around

After taking off from Salal, NHPC emerged as India’s hydropower behemoth but could never disconnect itself from J&K. Even in Baglihar, it had its...

Fearlessly Foreign

In 15 years, the highway township of Chanderkot played host for hundreds of engineers from diverse nationalities. With the project being handed over to...

Highway Hangover

The existence of Baglihar Power Project consumed its namesake village forever not before giving name, fame and prosperity to Chanderkote. Fifteen years after the...

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