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1.Clearing the way

Environment Minister Prakash Javadekar is a man on a mission to unclog the infra pipeline - in just 100 days, he has cleared 240 out of 325 projects mired in delay.


2.2,000 MW Subansiri project MoU yet to be inked

The Assam Government will not ink MoU with NHPC until it is assured that the 2,000 MW Lower Subansiri Hydro Project will not have any adverse impact on the downstream areas of Assam.


3.CERC to reduce restrictive clause on hydel project size

The Central Electricity Regulatory Commission (CERC) is proposing to amend its regulation that stipulates a minimum installed capacity of 250 MW for hydro power projects seeking connectivity with the Inter-State Transmission System (ISTS).


4.Three airports to come up in north-eastern India

Three greenfield airports planned in the north-eastern states have been approved by the Civil Aviation Ministry.


5.Bokajan Cement unit to restart

The expansion of the Bokajan Cement factory in Karbi Anglong, Assam is likely to start this year after inadequate funds and reluctance of reputed companies to work on the project.


6.Hydro projects of less environ damaging potential to be allowed to take off

The Planning Commission and the Ministry of Environment & Forests have reached an informal understanding to allow hydro power projects.


7.EDCL to own 56 MW hydel projects

Energy Development Company (EDCL) is purchasing five hydro electric projects with a total generation capacity of 56 MW.


8.Arunachal district creates record in hydro sector

The remote Anjaw district of Arunachal Pradesh is marching ahead to notch a record in the hydropower sector and is being hailed as the future powerhouse of the country with a potential of 58,000 MW hydropower.


9.They bagged it! ( June 2012)

Jyoti Ltd has secured orders for various power projects across India. These include one from Bhavnagar Energy Corporation and another from Neyvelli Lignite Corporation. Suzlon Group has signed a Rs 305.32 crore contract with Gujarat Mineral Development Corporation for setting up a 50 MW


10.Reliance Power's Tato II project gets nod

Reliance Power's first hydro project, 700 MW Tato II project, has bagged techno economic clearance from the Central Electricity Authority. Located in West Siang district, Arunachal Pradesh, the Rs 6,000 crore project comprises four units of 175 MW each. It will generate an annual design energy of over 3,000 MW with an annual load factor of over 50 per cent.