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  • Power bills, Delhi, 1984, anti-Sikh, riots

    Power bills of victims of anti-Sikh riots waived

    The Delhi government has decided to waive pending electricity bills of over 2,000 families of 1984 anti-Sikh riot victims. The decision was taken by at a Cabinet meeting of the government chaired by Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal yesterday. Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia told a press conference that the decision, which will benefit around 2,274 families, will cost the exchequer around Rs 13 crore. He said the existing rebate scheme of the Delhi government for connections consuming up to 400 units per month

    Cities | May 25, 2017
  • China Light and Power, Haryana

    China Light and Power offers to join hands with Haryana govt 

    While China Light and Power has offered to join hands with the Haryana government in setting up a Rs.500 Crore renewable energy project at Jhajjar. Global biggies, including United Technologies, Carrier, Everstone Logistics and CISCO have evinced keen interest in making investments in such fields as logistics, development of smart cities and sustainable solutions, and setting up a skill development centre.  These offers were made when the Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar, who is leading a nine-member delegation to project Haryana

    Business | May 24, 2017
  • Renewables

    Failure by states to pay for renewable power may trip 2022 target

    States are lagging behind in meeting their renewable purchase obligation target which is a key policy instrument to meet the goal of installing 175 gigawatt (GW) of green energy by 2022, stakeholders and experts say. Renewable purchase obligation (RPO) refers to the mandate imposed by law on some entities, mainly power distribution companies, to procure a certain part of their power requirement from renewable sources. Consulting firm Bridge To India, in a recent report, said the Union Ministry

    Business | May 23, 2017
  • IIT Kharagpur

    IIT-KGP developing solar-powered 2-wheelers

    IIT-Kharagpur has undertaken a project to develop solar-powered two-wheelers aimed at helping school children. A team of faculty and students from the Rajendra Mishra School of Engineering Entrepreneurship at IIT-KGP along with the Institute's Science and Technology Entrepreneurs' Park (STEP) are at work to develop solar chargers, power saving devices, road safety sensors and trackers for vehicles to be used by school going children, STEP Managing Director Prof Satyahari Dey said on Monday. “The Arka Renewable Energy College led by Professor S

    Books & Education | May 22, 2017
  • rooftop solar power

    Howrah railway station to set up rooftop solar power

    Howrah railway station is set to go green with the installation of three megawatt rooftop solar panels on platform sheds. “We are executing a three megawatt rooftop solar project for eastern railway at a cost of Rs.21 crore which will probably be the largest rooftop solar project in the Indian Railways,” RaysExpert director Rahul Gupta told PTI. RaysExpert is a renewable energy service company, engaged in the project. Confirming the development, eastern railway CPRO Ravi Mahapatra said that 14 platform sheds will be

    Cities | May 21, 2017
  • power sector, Sri Lanka

    'India should actively get involved in Lankan power sector growth'

     India should actively participate in Sri Lanka's growing power sector, both traditional and renewable, a top government official has said. "India has a good opportunity and should actively participate. The two governments are active in exploring business potential," B.M.S. Batagoda, Secretary, Ministry of Power and Renewable Energy, told visiting Indian journalists. He also said the island nation's government is looking at the possibility of three-way joint venture among Sri Lanka, India and Japan in building an LNG terminal

    Business | May 20, 2017
  • Kerala, CM, UDF, Pinarayi Vijayan, Oommen Chandy

    A year into power, Kerala CM slams UDF government's rule

    Just four days shy of completing one year in power, Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan on Saturday slammed the previous Oommen Chandy government while listing out his own government's priorities and achievements. Unlike his predecessors, Vijayan rarely meets the media, but took time off on Saturday for the interaction that stretched to almost 90 minutes.  Vijayan, who took over as Chief Minister of a Left Democratic Front government on May 25, 2016, claimed that "corruption had been rooted out completely in Kerala". He

    Cities | May 20, 2017
  • Museum

    Powerful Shows

    Pictures of a five-year-old girl from suburban Seattle, dressed up as her heroines - Angela Davis, Rosa Parks and other African-American women who fought for freedom - were shown at the International Center of Photography in New York recently. Soon, they were followed by images of displaced migrants in a Tunisian refugee camp. Where the museum chooses to display these powerful shows - on the facade of its Bowery building, from dusk to dawn - is a sign of a growing

    Features | May 20, 2017
  • Piyush Goyal

    Coal tax at 5% in GST will bring down power tariffs: Goyal

    Lauding the Goods and Services Tax (GST) Council's decision to tax coal at the lowest rate of 5 per cent, Coal and Power Minister Piyush Goyal on Friday said the move will allow power distribution companies (discoms) provide electricity at affordable rates. Coal is currently taxed at 11.69 per cent. "The entire GST regime is designed to help bring down costs all over the country and aims at one nation, one tax to reduce corruption," Goyal said at a briefing here on

    Business | May 19, 2017
  • Piyush Goyal

    Off-grid supply of power to villages: Goyal

    In a bid to ensure power supply where grid connectivity is not available, the Centre has adopted an off-grid power supply approach to villages, Power Minister Piyush Goyal said here on Friday. He said the Centre is already electrifying 2,749 villages through off-grid solar systems. “The majority of these villages are in the border areas of North East. Altogether 979 villages are in the bordering areas of Arunanchal Pradesh only,” said a senior official of the Power Ministry. “Every state in the

    Business | May 19, 2017


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