Tamil Nadu will soon get some relief from power cuts as Unit 1 of the Kudankulam nuclear power project has been cleared to achieve 100 per cent capacity by the Atomic Energy Regulatory Board.
The Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) is cautious to comment on the progress of the Delhi-Mumbai Industrial Corridor (DMIC). The DMIC project being a greenfield, that has taken a long time and faced land-acquisition delays, has made JICA alter their strategy for other projects in the country especially on Chennai-Bengaluru-Industrial Corridor (CBIC).
Karnataka is planning to set up two new thermal power plants to address the increasing demand for power in the coming years. The state minister for energy DK Shivakumar said the government was trying to identify land to set up the proposed power plants.
Hindustan Construction Company in a JV with GVPR Engineers has been awarded Rs 904-crore contract in Karnataka for diverting flood water to certain drought-prone areas.The contract from Karnataka Neeravari Nigam Ltd is for diversion of flood water from Sakleshpur to Kolar, Chikkaballpur (East) under Yettinahole diversion project package IV.
VRCL has bagged orders worth Rs 2,633 crore in Karnataka and Andhra Pradesh. The companyÂ´s irrigation division has secured orders worth Rs 2,492 crore while the water divisionÂ´s orders stood at Rs 140.85 crore, according to the company. The Andhra Pradesh government has awarded works under the Chittor District Water Supply Programme Phase-I to its water division. All the works will have to be executed between 18-36 months.
The Karnataka government will soon announce its new power policy. According to DK Shivakumar, Minister for Energy, Karnataka, the new policy will give thrust on tapping non-conventional energy. He said that the proposed power policy would be an exhaustive one covering all aspects and harnessing solar and wind power to generate electricity under private-public partnership.