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Power Supply
West Bengal  /  Published 21.09.20

Rs 114cr for safer power distribution

West Bengal Electricity Distribution Company Limited (WBSEDCL) will spend around Rs 114 crore to introduce a safer power distribution system across Jalpaiguri district and two adjoining areas — ...
By Our Correspondent in Jalpaiguri

Jharkhand  /  Published 21.08.20

Jharkhand power tariff hike plan opposed

Consumers have vehemently opposed proposals to hike tariff by the two distribution companies, Damodar Valley Corporation (DVC) and Jharkhand Bijli Vitran Nigam Limited (JBVNL), that supply power in th...
By Achintya Ganguly in Ranchi

Calcutta  /  Published 19.08.20

CESC ready with revised June bills

CESC on Wednesday said it had revised the bills for June and would send them out with an explanation of the method of calculation printed on them. Only those consumers who  have not already paid...
By Meghdeep Bhattacharyya in Calcutta

Jharkhand  /  Published 18.08.20

Hemant launches new power infrastructure

Chief minister Hemant Soren on Tuesday inaugurated new power supply infrastructure, including five power grid substations, boasting that his government did not let a pandemic come in the way of improv...
By Our Correspondent in Ranchi

Business  /  Published 03.08.20

Smart meters in time of Covid

Billing efficiency, an indicator of the proportion of energy billed to consumers with respect to energy supplied, has spiked to over 98 per cent during the Covid-19 lockdown for distribution companies...
By Pinak Ghosh in Calcutta

Calcutta  /  Published 21.07.20

Why CESC consumers are fuming

CESC has said it will “keep in abeyance” domestic  consumers’ dues from April and May, which it had loaded onto the bill for June. The unusual announcement followed protests ag...
By Devadeep Purohit in Calcutta

Business  /  Published 13.07.20

Two CESC licences in Rajasthan post profit

CESC Ltd has been able to turn around two of its three distribution franchise licences in Rajasthan within four years of taking over the operation even as the largest of the pack continues to struggle...
By Sambit Saha in Calcutta

Business  /  Published 06.01.19

SEZ leeway for power

The government plans to tweak the rules to allow standalone power plants in special economic zones, with all tax benefits and permission solely to export electricity.The board of approval (BoA), the a...
By R. Suryamurthy in New Delhi

Jharkhand  /  Published 22.10.19

Hope & poser in JBVNL power-firm switch

Jharkhand Bijli Vitran Nigam Ltd (JBVNL) consumers living in Jamshedpur and adjoining areas can hope for better power supply as the JBVNL’s Singhbhum electricity supply area board has replaced the e...
By Kumud Jenamani in Jamshedpur

Style  /  Published 03.06.20

Support and be supported

When trees and homes fall like ninepins, the weary heart becomes too heavy. When nature ravages nature, everything stills, as if in a dark void. As I write this a week after the monstrous Amphan, a st...
By Swati Gautam in


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