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  • Maharashtra Budget 2021: Govt announces interest-free farm loans up to Rs 3 lakh, 33% rebate on power bills Mar 08, 2021 09:38 PM IST

    Maharashtra Budget 2021: Govt announces interest-free farm loans up to Rs 3 lakh, 33% rebate on power bills

    The Maha Vikas Aghadi government announced a scheme worth Rs 2,000 crore for strengthening Agricultural Produce Market Committees in state.

  • 'Clean environment cess to make solar power more competitive' Mar 09, 2016 02:50 PM IST

    'Clean environment cess to make solar power more competitive'

    Renaming the Clean Energy Cess as Clean Environment Cess, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley in his Budget speech for 2016-17 last month had proposed to raise the cess on coal, lignite and peat to Rs 400 per tonne from the current Rs 200.

  • Govt to sell energy-efficient ACs, fan at lower price: Goyal Mar 02, 2016 08:24 PM IST

    Govt to sell energy-efficient ACs, fan at lower price: Goyal

    "We will soon come out with highly energy-efficient air conditioners on payment plans, so that you can pay for the air conditioner as you save money," Power Minister Piyush Goyal said

  • Govt to soon notify guidelines on swapping of coal linkages Sep 29, 2015 07:48 PM IST

    Govt to soon notify guidelines on swapping of coal linkages

    Coal and Power Minister Piyush Goyal further said that the framework will completely liberalise the ability of the companies to use coal in the most cost-effective manner.

  • Power Ministry to soon put up Tariff Policy for Cabinet nod Sep 11, 2015 07:49 AM IST

    Power Ministry to soon put up Tariff Policy for Cabinet nod

    The minister suggested that the new tariff policy will provide incentives to renewable energy projects as well as efficient use of resources by power generation plants based on conventional source of energy like coal-based thermal projects.

  • Govt calls for utilising rooftop space for solar projects Sep 05, 2015 11:46 PM IST

    Govt calls for utilising rooftop space for solar projects

    The government has set a target of 40,000 MW of grid connected rooftop solar power generation capacity by 2022 under the National Solar Mission.

  • CERC order: Power tariffs in 5 states may go up Feb 23, 2014 05:53 PM IST

    CERC order: Power tariffs in 5 states may go up

    Consumers in five states, including Maharashtra, will have to foot higher electricity bills once the CERC order providing relief for Tata Power's Mundra project gets implemented.

  • Soon, windows at your home can generate cheap electricity Oct 12, 2012 01:21 PM IST

    Soon, windows at your home can generate cheap electricity

    Tired of the hefty electricity bills? Try these new solar powered smart windows! Researchers claim to have developed a new transparent solar cell, which enables home windows to generate electricity in high volume at low cost.

  • Come, rise against corruption, Kejriwal exhorts nation Oct 06, 2012 12:10 PM IST

    Come, rise against corruption, Kejriwal exhorts nation

    Asking everyone to unite against corruption, anti-corruption activist Arvind Kejriwal says, "Everyone will have to be fearless. We have to rise, unite and fight against corruption. There is no Opposition left in the country. The people are the Opposition. I am here to spread awareness."

  • Yet another hike, this time power may get pricey Sep 21, 2011 08:53 PM IST

    Yet another hike, this time power may get pricey

    Electricity bills are all set to shoot up soon. A new tariff regime being formulated by the Central Electricity Regulatory Commission (CERC) has distribution companies paying more if they do not cut down on their losses quickly. And of course, these higher costs will be passed on to the consumers.

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