Hydropower lobby drives a wedge over dam in the hills of Tawang.

Hydropower lobby drives a wedge over dam in the hills of Tawang.

Five decades after the Chinese troops laid siege to it, the 336-year-old Tawang Monastery is facing a new aggressor — high-stakes hydropower politics. Tawang town, 525-km northwest of Arunachal Pradesh’s capital Itanagar, has had more armed forces personnel than local residents since the 1962 attack by China. But soldiers never patrolled or put up checkpoints […]

Major policy and regulatory reforms needed to revive hydropower in India.

Major policy and regulatory reforms needed to revive hydropower in India.

India is endowed with rich hydropower potential to the tune of 148 GW (which would be able to meet a demand of 84 GW at 60% load factor) which makes it one of the most important potential sources to meet the energy security needs of the country. Yet, the development of hydropower installations in the […]