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Coal block auctions to result in lower power rates, says minister

Even as the government is looking at bonanza from the coal blocks auction, power minister Piyush Goayl has said that the power tariff will come. The allocation of coal blocks will fe

Auction station: Govt makes Rs 3 lakh cr from coal, spectrum and still counting

With Rs 2 lakh crore generated already from just 32 mines out of 204 and nearly Rs 1 lakh crore from spectrum auction, the government has so far earned Rs 3 lakh crore. On Monday alo

Brace up for drought year as monsoon is going to be ‘below normal’ to ‘deficient’

India`s northwest region which includes Delhi, Haryana, Western Uttar Pradesh and Rajasthan are going to be affected by ‘below normal’ to ‘deficient’ monsoon.  The Indi

Weak monsoon soon, farm & power ministries raise contingency flag

The southwest monsoon, which would be below normal this season, is likely to set over Kerala in the next 24 hours and two crucial ministries have announced plans to face the impending drought.

Cabinet okay for huge power transmission system, redevelopment of 400 railway stations

The union cabinet on Thursday approved several proposals in infrastructure and power sectors, and also opened up investment doors. The cabinet has opted for a new Swiss Challenge Met

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

Morning briefing: Modi holds talks with German chancellor today

Prime minister Narendra Modi and German Chancellor Angela Merkel will hold wide-ranging talks today (Monday) in Delhi to significantly scale up bilateral relations in an array of key sectors with s

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,

Power reforms scheme running slow: CAG

The CAG has found shortcomings in the Restructured Accelerated Power Development and Reforms Programme (R-APDRP), which was to focus on reduction of losses, establishment of reliable and au

India is now net exporter of electricity

For the first time, India has exported more electricity than what it has imported, said the Central Electricity Authority, the designated authority for cross border trade of electricity.

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

BHEL unveils 270 MW thermal unit in Maharashtra

Bharat Heavy Electricals Limited (BHEL) has added another feather to its cap by successfully commissioning another 270 MW thermal unit at RattanIndia Nasik Power Limited’s 5x270 MW thermal

Agreements signed to purchase 1050 MW of wind power

Union minister of state for power, coal, new and renewable energy and mines, Piyush Goyal was present at the signing of power purchase agreements (PPAs) for purchase of 1050 MW of wind power unde

EESL signs MoU with oil companies for energy saving appliances

Energy Efficiency Services Limited (EESL), a joint venture company of PSUs of ministry of power, signed an agreement with oil marketing companies (OMCs) of ministry of petroleum and natural gas f

Will there be light at the end of the tunnel?

Any good news which promises to bring about qualitative improvement in the lives of people, especially in rural India, is always welcome. It was heartening indeed to learn that every single village

More power to Elephanta

The Elephanta island, or Gharapuri, to use its original name, is the site of the Elephanta caves, a UNESCO World Heritage site, and receives more than 20 lakh tourists every year. However, the th

Time to power the reform

The Electricity (Amendment) Bill introduced in the Lok Sabha in 2014 has been pending for well over four years. The ongoing monsoon session is the last chance for the current government to pass the

Informal power

Villages without power supply are easy to find though the government says there are none. The lines are laid, but many villagers are too poor to pay for electricity. BPL (below poverty line) famili

NHPC appointed as aggregator for power procurement Pilot Scheme-II

NHPC has been appointed as the aggregator under Pilot Scheme-II notified by ministry of power. The hydropower utility scheme will procure aggregated power of 2500 MW for 3 years (covered under medi

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