Mini hydel plants for hills – 10 projects to dot Darjeeling, Kalimpong & Kurseong

http://www.telegraphindia.com VIVEK CHHETRI Darjeeling, Jan. 30: Plans are afoot to set up 10 mini-hydel projects, each having a capacity to generate 50 KW of electricity, to strengthen the rural electrification process in the hills. Dawa Narbula, the Congress MP from Darjeeling, has already submitted a proposal to the state government following “positive response and assurance” …

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Spot checks to deter illegal water users

http://www.telegraphindia.com Our Correspondent Illegal supply lines on Rinkingpong Road. Picture by Chinlop Fudong Lepcha Kalimpong, Jan. 30: Administrative efforts are on to tackle the acute water crisis in town and the axe is about to fall on illegal water users. At a high-level meeting held here today, it was decided that officials of various departments …

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DM meet to assess highway repair- April set as deadline

http://www.telegraphindia.com A file picture of the NHPC project Kalimpong, Jan. 24: Darjeeling district magistrate (DM) Rajesh Pandey today called a meeting with officials of National Hydroelectric Power Corporation (NHPC) and Border Roads Organisation (BRO) to discuss the delay in repairing the landslide-affected stretch of NH 31A at 27 Mile. “At today’s meeting, we reviewed the …

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Kids too busy to worship Saraswati – – Goddess of learning gets lukewarm welcome

http://www.telegraphindia.com Kalimpong, Jan. 23: Politics and modernisation seem to have conspired to scale down the celebrations of Saraswati Puja in the hills. As the rest of Bengal worshipped the goddess of learning with traditional fervour, similar gaiety was missing in Kalimpong. Only a handful of pandals (read stalls) have been put up by devotees wary …

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Kalimpong reels under water crisis

Statesman News Service SILIGURI, Jan. 22: An acute shortage of water has forced the Kalimpong hospital authorities to purchase 4,000 litre water today and postpone several surgical cases. Water crisis in the three hill sub-divisions of Darjeeling, Kurseong and Kalimpong is a regular feature during the winter season. The situation worsens in April-May and continues …

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