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  • Troubled waters: India fast-tracks hydro projects in held Kashmir

    India has fast-tracked hydropower projects worth $15 billion in India-held Kashmir in recent months, three federal and state officials said, ignoring warnings from Islamabad that power stations on rivers flowing into Pakistan will disrupt water supplies...

    The swift approval of projects that had languished for years came after Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi suggested last year that sharing the waterways could be conditional on...

  • India fast-tracks hydro projects in held Kashmir

    NEW DELHI: India has fast-tracked hydropower projects worth $15 billion in held Kashmir in recent months, three federal and state officials said, ignoring warnings from Islamabad that power stations on rivers flowing into Pakistan will disrupt water supplies...

    The swift approval of projects that had languished for years came after Prime Minister Narendra Modi suggested last year that sharing the waterways could be conditional on...

  • Wapda to contribute Rs271bn to hydro projects from its revenue

    LAHORE: The Water and Power Development Autho­rity (Wapda) will contribute Rs271 billion as equity for three mega hydropower ­projects, it has emerged...

    This followed after the authority completed three previous much-delayed hydro­­­power projects under a fast-track policy and ­generated nearly Rs80bn in revenue...

  • $425m sought for Swat hydro projects

    ISLAMABAD: The Khyber Pakhtunkhwa government is seeking $425 million from the World Bank group to develop run-of-river hydropower projects on Swat River Basin which has an estimated energy potential of 2,000MW...

    The proposed funding by the WB will be the first engagement with the KP government in the hydropower sector through its executing agency, Pakhtunkhwa Energy Development Organisation (PEDO), which has some experience of...

  • Micro power stations lighting up lives of Malakand people

    MINGORA: At a time when the country is facing acute power shortage and its citizens have to face prolonged outages, the mountain communities are getting access to cheaper and uninterrupted electricity being generated by their own water...

    The story of the off grid mountainous Malakand region is different from rest of the country as they are making use of their huge water potential by establishing micro hydropower stations to generate...

  • KP govt to expand micro-hydel power stations programme

    PESHAWAR: The Khyber Pakhtunkhwa government has decided to increase the number of micro-hydel power stations in the province from the current 53 to 1,000 in the next few years and hinted at extending the programme to central parts of the province...

    The energy and power department has been setting up 356 small MHPs in 12 hilly districts of the province through NGOs since the PTI government took over in the province...

  • Kurram Agency gets micro-hydel power station to do away with loadshedding

    In an effort to reduce loadshedding in the region, local government in Upper Kurram has set up a micro-hydel power station on the banks of River Kurram at Norkhan Kanda...

    While the local residents were happy at the establishment of micro-hydropower station, they urged the government to protect their cultivated lands on the bank of River Kurram which always floods during monsoon because of raised water levels...

  • Golen Gol hydro project may not benefit locals

    ISLAMABAD: The Rs30 billion worth of much-delayed Golen Gol Hydropower Project in Chitral District of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa is getting ready for power generation in about two months, however locals may not be able to consume the electricity owing to distribution constraints...

    Informed sources in the Power Division told Dawn on Tuesday that the first 36-megawatt unit of the project was nearing completion and expected to start generation...

  • Wapda seeks 80pc tariff hike to pay hydro profits to Punjab, KP

    The Water and Power Development Authority (Wapda) has sought more than 80 per cent increase in tariff to pay around Rs88 billion hydropower profit to Punjab and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa during the next fiscal year...

    Wapda has a generation capacity of about 7,000-megawatt or almost one-third of the country’s total power generation...

  • Hydro-diplomacy

    WE are a hydro-society where historically our livelihoods, settlements, wealth and culture were defined and inspired by water...

    Despite the importance of water for Pakistan, we have transformed from a water-abundant state to one of ‘perceived’ scarcity...

  • ‘Hydro-diplomacy’

    APROPOS Usman Mirza’s article ‘Hydro-diplomacy’ (July 5)...

    Pakistan is facing a shortfall of around 40MAF (million acre-feet) today which may rise to 100MAF by 2025...

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