Senior JD(U) leader Nitish Kumar on Saturday took potshots at Prime Minister Narendra Modi for "failing" to respect good work done by senior party leader Atal Bihari Vajpayee by not inaugurating the NTPC unit at Barh, foundation of which was laid by the veteran leader.
Accusing central agencies of neglecting North East, Mizoram Chief Minister Lal Thanhawla today criticised power major NTPC for not starting any work on 460 MW Kolodyne project in the state for the last six years.
Mizoram chief minister Lal Thanhawla on Saturday lamented that power projects in the Northeast were accorded lower priority by the central agencies and charged NTPC with doing nothing on the 460MW Kolodyne Hydro-Electric Project.
Responding to Prime Minister Narendra Modi's appeal, the Kahalgaon unit of NTPC has built toilets in five girls' schools and is in the process of building toilets in 20 more schools and over a hundred households.
The Supreme Court has cancelled all coal blocks except government run non-JV allotments. According to experts, this was on expected lines after the apex court had judged all coal block allocations post 1992 as illegal.
Acting on a plea filed by National Thermal Power Corporation (NTPC), the Supreme Court issued, Monday, a notice to the Uttarakhand government seeking its view on the stay on construction activity on 24 hydro power projects in the state that was imposed after the 2013 flood tragedy.
Delhi, reeling under high temperatures and an acute electricity shortage, will get additional gas supplies from NTPC and Dabhol to increase power generation and help meet demand in the national capital.
Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal has assured Delhiites that they would not have to live without electricity, although he did ask the people to be ready for "some difficulties" in case power distribution companies continued with their "blackmailing" tactics.