"The Centre and the state government have forbidden the farmers to sell poppy husk since the last two years in Mandsaur and Neemuch districts and this has rendered hundreds of farmers, mostly members of the strong Patidar community, jobless," the official from western Madhya Pradesh told PTI.
Data available with NTPC showed that the overall cost of power generation has come down to below Rs 2 last fiscal, driven by improved quality of coal and its supplies, a power ministry official said.
India added 5,525 MW solar power generation capacity last fiscal, taking the total from this clean source to 12,288 MW.
Raising concerns over high power tariff, Steel Secretary Aruna Sharma today called for a single rate of electricity across the country for the sector. She also said the ministry is discussing with the Chhattisgarh government to seek concessional rate of electricity for the sector in the next fiscal also.
The growth rate of eight infrastructure sectors of coal, crude oil, natural gas, refinery products, fertilisers, steel, cement and electricity was 9.4 per cent in February 2016.
Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar today announced in the state Assembly that the state government would provide subsidy on power bill to consumers instead of power companies from 2017-18 fiscal.
"Export of power to Nepal is expected to increase by around 145 MW shortly through two 132 kV transmission lines," Indian Embassy said in a statement.
In a BSE filing, PFS said, "it has divested its entire stake in India Energy Exchange (IEX) for an amount of Rs 132.54 crore".
Raising the issue during Question Hour, Congress leader Jyotiraditya Scindia alleged that 7 crore households did not have electricity, but the government was making "tall claims" of connecting every home with power.
Twenty six states are now part of the UDAY scheme, meant for the revival of debt stressed discoms, after Kerala, Arunachal Pradesh and Tripura formally joined the programme.
April-February power exports of around 5,798 million units were 4 percent higher than what India bought from Bhutan, which has been a steady supplier of hydro-electricity to the country since the eighties.
Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu today his ministry has drawn up a mission to save Rs 41,000 crore on electricity energy bills over the next ten years by betting big on solar energy, even as it expects to mop-up Rs 17,000 crore through non-fare revenue modes.
India's power woes are seemingly un-ending with erratic supply in the cities and gloomy scenario in rural areas. However, things are gradually improving now. The Ministry of Power is fighting this darkness with a renewed vigour and has implemented strategies to provide electricity to remotest parts of India by 2022.
India, the world's third-biggest greenhouse gas emitter, has set a target of raising its renewable energy generation to 175 gigawatt by 2022, around five times current usage, to supply power to its 1.3 billion people and fight climate change.
The 4th meetings of the Indo-Nepal Joint Working Group (JWG) and Joint Steering Committee (JSC) on Power Cooperation were held on February 13-14, 2017 in Kathmandu.
CESC Ltd on February 10, 2017, had reported a 4.83 per cent rise in standalone net profit at Rs 152 crore for the third quarter ended December 31, 2016.
"The company has posted a net profit of Rs 152 crore for the quarter ended December 31, 2016 as compared to Rs 145 crore for the quarter ended December 31, 2015," CESC said in a BSE filing.
According to the Central Electricity Authority monthly report, total power generation in the country was 95.123 billion units (BUs) in December 2016, which was 6.13 percent higher than 89.625 BUs electricity generation in the corresponding month previous year.
To spruce up India‘s ranking in terms of ease of doing business, the Union Government has put out a 295-point agenda for states, which includes the target to quicken the starting of a company to just six days from an average 26 days now, reports the Financial Express today.
Union Power Minister Piyush Goyal today said Kerala can buy electricity at lower rates if it faces power shortage.
Joint Secretary at the Ministry of Energy, Dinesh Kumar Ghimire expressed hope that the country will become free from load-shedding now.
The consumers might soon get direct subsidy of electricity. An expert panel consisting of officials from the states and power industry are looking into a possibility of this and will submit its report to the power ministry in January.
Subramanian, who for the finance ministry had authored a report on possible tax rates under the Goods and Services Tax (GST), suggested that the new indirect tax set-up should be clean with simple low rates and should include land and property as well as electricity.
In a bid to promote energy efficiency, Power Minister Piyush Goyal will present National Energy Conservation Awards 2016 tomorrow after inaugurating the National Energy Conservation Day, read a ministry statement. Goyal will also felicitate winners of National Energy Conservation Painting Competition 2016.