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Power Supply
North East  /  Published 18.12.20

Nod to Rs 6,700cr NE power scheme

The Centre on Wednesday approved a Rs 6,700 crore scheme for the improvement of Northeast’s power sector. The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs, chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, app...
By Umanand Jaiswal in Guwahati

West Bengal  /  Published 04.10.20

Powerhouse fire blacks out Alipurduar

A blaze that broke out in a powerhouse of the West Bengal State Electricity Distribution Company Limited (WBSEDCL) at Birpara area on the outskirts of Alipurduar town late on Friday night led to a pow...
By Our Correspondent in Alipurduar

Calcutta  /  Published 30.09.20

Partha asks power firms to ensure exam supply

Education minister Partha Chatterjee has asked CESC and the state power utility to ensure uninterrupted power supply when college and university students write their final exams between October1 and 1...
By Subhankar Chowdhury in Calcutta

Jharkhand  /  Published 29.09.20

Power snags crippling industries

Industries in Dhanbad, already impacted by a sluggish economy that has taken a further downturn because of the lockdown, are facing yet another crippling blow: inadequate power supply. In Baliapur bl...
By Our Correspondent in Dhanbad

West Bengal  /  Published 22.09.20

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

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Jharkhand  /  Published 22.08.20

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 20.08.20

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


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