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  • August core sector output at 3.2%; steel shines, coal lags Sep 30, 2016 05:27 PM IST

    August core sector output at 3.2%; steel shines, coal lags

    Growth in the eight core sectors of the economy during August came in at 3.2 percent, unchanged from July. Steel sector posted stellar growth of 17 percent, while cement lagged with a 9 percent contraction.

  • What's ailing rural India: Some light in the dark reality? Aug 23, 2016 04:36 PM IST

    What's ailing rural India: Some light in the dark reality?

    The Akhilesh Yadav government has promised 22 to 24 hours of electricity supplies to all urban areas and 16-18 hours to rural areas by October this year.

  • Sustainable Energy: Here's how energy and education are related Aug 19, 2016 07:23 PM IST

    Sustainable Energy: Here's how energy and education are related

    On Sustainable Energy today we are looking at the relationship between energy and education and finds out how education sector is equipping the management and workforce for the challenges of the world's sustainable energy for today and the future.

  • Food inflation may harden Jul CPI to 6.03%, Jun IIP seen at 2% Aug 12, 2016 08:53 AM IST

    Food inflation may harden Jul CPI to 6.03%, Jun IIP seen at 2%

    Data on wholesale prices suggests inflation in vegetables and fruits had risen in July, along with sugar uptrend. On IIP, there are estimates of broad-based growth and particularly strength in manufacturing taking the index to 7-8-month highs.

  • Big solar is leaving rooftop systems in the dust Jul 05, 2016 02:23 PM IST

    Big solar is leaving rooftop systems in the dust

    The cost of electricity from large-scale solar installations now is comparable to and sometimes cheaper than natural gas-fired power, even without incentives aimed at promoting environmentally friendly power, according to industry players and outside cost studies.

  • May core sector growth slows to 2.8% vs 8.5% in April Jun 30, 2016 05:21 PM IST

    May core sector growth slows to 2.8% vs 8.5% in April

    The eight 'core' sectors of the Indian economy grew 2.8 percent year-on-year in May, government data released today showed, having slowed from 8.5 percent in April.

  • Companies, big people behind power pilferage: Piyush Goyal Jun 16, 2016 03:32 PM IST

    Companies, big people behind power pilferage: Piyush Goyal

    "Bribes are offered to linesmen and department officials, and may be politicians are also involved in it," Goyal said here at the 2-day conference of power ministers of states and Union territories.

  • BJP@2: Can Piyush Goyal conquer the sun by 2022? May 31, 2016 01:41 PM IST

    BJP@2: Can Piyush Goyal conquer the sun by 2022?

    The power ministry plans to achieve 100 GW of solar power capacity by 2022, whereas, the installed capacity of solar power in India has crossed just 6 GW in April 2016.

  • Take schemes of govt to public: Raje to MPs, MLAs May 31, 2016 07:46 AM IST

    Take schemes of govt to public: Raje to MPs, MLAs

    Addressing them at a workshop here, Raje said that public representatives should go to the level of gram panchayat and discuss the schemes and programme like Bhamashah scheme and Jal Swavalamban Abhiyan and collect feedback from the public.

  • Maha seeks Rs 1800cr from Guj for stoppage of SSP electricity May 27, 2016 09:38 PM IST

    Maha seeks Rs 1800cr from Guj for stoppage of SSP electricity

    Maharashtra government has demanded a compensation of Rs 1,800 crore from Gujarat for not supplying the state's share of electricity produced by riverbed power houses built under the Sardar Sarovar Project (SSP) on Narmada.

  • Jayalalithaa swings into action, orders free power, loan waiver May 23, 2016 03:16 PM IST

    Jayalalithaa swings into action, orders free power, loan waiver

    Immediately after being sworn in, Jayalalithaa drove to Fort St George where the Secretariat is located and signed five files to fulfil five of her electoral promises, as mentioned in her party manifesto.

  • Rs 2,400 cr spent to improve electricity infra: Telangana Min May 18, 2016 07:24 AM IST

    Rs 2,400 cr spent to improve electricity infra: Telangana Min

    Rs 2,400 crore have been spent by the Telangana government for establishment of electricity sub-stations, erecting transformers and laying electricity lines in the state, the Industries, Municipal and Information Technology Minister told gathering.

  • Modi reforms flicker in rural India, other big challenges remain May 13, 2016 07:52 AM IST

    Modi reforms flicker in rural India, other big challenges remain

    "The (electricity) supply is erratic but we are happy that there has been a start," said Singh, a 37-year-old father of three, who employs a bullock to work the fields in Rampara Kisana, six hours' drive east of New Delhi.

  • Core sector growth up 6.4 percent, fertiliser, steel drive nos May 02, 2016 05:51 PM IST

    Core sector growth up 6.4 percent, fertiliser, steel drive nos

    Electricity and cement output shot up in March driving up core sector growth by 6.4 percent --- a well-timed surprise that sits well with the positive earnings season we have had so far.

  • The Aam Aadmi Budget: VAT on snacks, footwear trimmed to 5% Mar 28, 2016 05:39 PM IST

    The Aam Aadmi Budget: VAT on snacks, footwear trimmed to 5%

    The major announcements made by Delhi Finance Minister Manish Sisodia includes allotment of Rs 10,690 crore for the education sector. With this, approximately one fourth of the Budget outlay has been reserved for the education sector.

  • Centre has given UP Rs 11,500 crore for electrification: Goyal Mar 22, 2016 07:24 AM IST

    Centre has given UP Rs 11,500 crore for electrification: Goyal

    "The Narendra Modi government has launched two schemes to realize the goal of bringing electricity to every household in the country by 2019. The allocation for UP under these two schemes amounts to nearly 11,500 crore," Goyal told reporters here.

  • Adani has to arrange land on its own for thermal plant:J'khand Mar 12, 2016 11:54 AM IST

    Adani has to arrange land on its own for thermal plant:J'khand

    "The Adani group has to arrange the required land for the power plant on its own," an official release said quoting Energy Department Principal Secretary S K G Rahate here.

  • Coal grade slippage: Govt panel to meet by month-end Mar 10, 2016 07:46 AM IST

    Coal grade slippage: Govt panel to meet by month-end

    The committee formed almost a year back is co-chaired by Joint Secretaries of both Ministry of Coal and Ministry of Power, an official said.

  • UK gas and electricity supplier Npower to cut 2,400 jobs Mar 08, 2016 06:37 PM IST

    UK gas and electricity supplier Npower to cut 2,400 jobs

    Npower has seen its share of Britain's competitive domestic energy market crumble amid rising customer dissatisfaction.

  • Core sectors growth up 2.9% in January Feb 29, 2016 06:02 PM IST

    Core sectors growth up 2.9% in January

    The eight core industries - coal, crude oil, natural gas, refinery products, fertilisers, steel, cement and electricity - comprising nearly 38 percent of India's total industrial production had grown at 2.3 percent in January last year.

  • Macro Eco Survey 2016: Undeserving people mooching off needy when it comes to subsidies Feb 26, 2016 01:46 PM IST

    Macro Eco Survey 2016: Undeserving people mooching off needy when it comes to subsidies

    The central and state governments subsidise a wide range of products — including rice, wheat, pulses, sugar, kerosene, LPG, naphtha, water, electricity, fertiliser, iron ore, railways, among others — in order to make these affordable.

  • Macro Economic Survey 2016: Allow big power consumers to buy electricity from open market Feb 26, 2016 01:27 PM IST

    Macro Economic Survey 2016: Allow big power consumers to buy electricity from open market

    "The power generation capacity has increased while the financial ability of discoms to purchase electricity has diminished,” the Survey said, adding that the time was now ripe to allow industries with higher power demands to absorb excess generation capacity through "Open Access".

  • Neyveli Lignite Corp bags coal blocks in Odisha Feb 23, 2016 08:10 AM IST

    Neyveli Lignite Corp bags coal blocks in Odisha

    "The government has decided to allot Talabira-II and -III coal blocks in Odisha to Neyveli Lignite Corporation," an official said.

  • Nepal declares energy emergency; to import 50% power from India Feb 19, 2016 06:42 PM IST

    Nepal declares energy emergency; to import 50% power from India

    Power-starved Nepal has declared an "energy emergency" to tide over the acute electricity shortage and unveiled plans to address the energy crisis within two years by importing 50 per cent of its requirements from India.

  • Power import from Nepal, Bhutan exempted from customs duty Feb 18, 2016 09:32 AM IST

    Power import from Nepal, Bhutan exempted from customs duty

    India presently imports 1.5 Gigawatt (GW) of hydropower from Bhutan. This is projected to rise to 8 GW by 2022 and imports from Nepal too may start.

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