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One billion still without electricity, rues World Bank

While the world becomes more connected through all kinds of communication modes, around 1.1 billion people across the globe still live without electricity, reveals a World Bank report.

Morning briefing: Parliament`s stormy monsoon session begins today

Parliament is set for confrontation between the Opposition-led by Congress and the government. The Narendra Modi government will be hauled up over Vyapam scam and Lalit Modi episode. External affai

Discom bonds will not be force-fed to PFC and REC

GN Bureau New Delhi Union power minister Piyush Goyal has said that the implementation of the revival package of the near bankrupt state-run discoms will result in tot

CAG justifies its role and SC sends notice on audit to Delhi discoms

The issue of public auditing of power distribution companies in Delhi has again come to life with the supreme court sending notice to three private companies. A bench headed by justi

Kejriwal warns discoms over power cuts

In wake of frequent power cuts and power outages, the Delhi Electricity Regulatory Commission (DERC) took out a notification on Monday addressing power companies to compensate consumers for outages

152 villages electrified last week

As many as 152 villages have been electrified across the country during last week – from June 27 to July 3, 2016 under the Deendayal Upadhyaya Gram Jyoti Yojana (DDUGJY). Accor

Rural Electrification: Let there be light

Dusk is about to fall and dark clouds hover over the sky. Deependra, a 10-year-old specially challenged boy, wears a tattered t-shirt and sits on the mud floor of his small hut. From time to time,

2.5 crore BPL homes get free electricity connections

Free electricity connections have been provided to 2.5 crore BPL households till October 31 under Deen Dayal Upadhyaya Gram Jyoti Yojana (DDUGJY), said Piyush Goyal, minister of state (IC) for powe

AAP government report card – a lot still needs to be done

 The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) led government in Delhi has completed two years in office. The government repeatedly accused the central government of creating obstacles and stalling projects, yet

UJALA scheme: Over 22 crore LED bulbs distributed

  Over 22 crore LED bulbs have been distributed by Energy Efficiency Services Limited (EESL) under UJALA scheme, union minister Piyush Goyal informed the Lok Sabha. &

NITI Aayog rolls out three year action agenda

 Even as a vision and a strategy agenda is in "advanced stages" of finalisation at NITI Aayog, the government think tank has released a draft three year action agenda for public cons

Need to bring down power cost in Maharashtra

The electricity charges in Mumbai are the highest in entire Maharashtra and experts are wondering why the prices have not come down despite the fall in coal prices. For consumption b

100 J&K villages to get electricity by December 2017

 Minister of state for power and new and renewable energy RK Singh has asked the authorities to ensure electrification of 100 electricity-strapped villages in J&K by December 2017. 

India has world’s largest electricity access deficit: World Bank

India alone has a little less than one-third of the global deficit (270 million for electricity), followed by Nigeria and Ethiopia for electricity—and the 20 highest access-deficit countries

Widen scope of electricity law to cover cross-border trade: ADB

The Asian Development Bank has suggested widening the scope of the electricity law so that India can better carry out cross-border trade. In its report –

J&K to get additional electricity during winters

In a bid to meet the increase in electricity demand of Jammu & Kashmir during the winters, the centre has decided to allocate an additional 792 Megawatts to the state. The alloca



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