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Union Power Ministry
India  /  Published 29.05.22

Grim forecast of coal shortage

India is expected to face a wider coal shortage during the quarter ending September over expectations of higher power demand, an internal power ministry presentation seen by Reuters showed, worsening ...
By Reuters in New Delhi

News  /  Published 26.05.22

1,200 electric buses to replace government fleet in two years

The West Bengal government will replace its existing fleet of buses with 1,200 electric buses in phases in an attempt to reduce carbon footprint and pollution from vehicles, transport minister Firhad ...
By Kinsuk Basu in Kolkata

Business  /  Published 14.03.22

Bengal power output up 37%

West Bengal Power Development Corporation Limited (WBPDCL) is expecting a 37 per cent growth in generation in 2021-22. According to budget documents, the state utility is expecting a generation of 32...
By A Staff Reporter in Calcutta

Business  /  Published 23.12.21

Green targets on track

A power ministry official on Wednesday said that the country can potentially achieve the 500 gigawatt (GW) non fossil fuel capacity before its stated deadline of 2030. Speaking at a CII organised eve...
By A Staff Reporter in Calcutta

India  /  Published 13.10.21

Power crisis: No outage in Delhi

The Power Ministry on Wednesday said that there was no outage on account of power shortage in Delhi. "As per the information received from Delhi discoms, there was no outage on account of power ...
By Our Bureau, PTI in New Delhi

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India  /  Published 11.10.21

Coal crisis: Amit Shah meets cabinet ministers

Union Home Minister Amit Shah on Monday held a meeting with Power Minister R K Singh and Coal Minister Pralhad Joshi amid reports of the ongoing coal shortage in the country, officials said. During t...
By Our Bureau, PTI in New Delhi

Business  /  Published 20.08.21

Move to pare discom dues

The ministry of power has proposed to amend rules to help electricity producers sell power to a third party, which can reduce fixed costs and cut retail tariff for end consumers.  The ministry o...
By PTI in New Delhi

Business  /  Published 01.08.21

Power consumption up in July

 India's power consumption grew nearly 12 per cent in July to 125.51 billion units (BU) and returned to pre-pandemic level mainly due to easing of lockdown curbs and delayed monsoon, accordin...
By Our Bureau, PTI in New Delhi

Jharkhand  /  Published 15.10.20

Hemant: assault on state economy

Chief minister Hemant Soren on Thursday attacked the union government, accusing it of ‘continuously’ and ‘blatantly’ trying to destabilize the state’s fiscal health. The...
By Our Correspondent in Ranchi

Business  /  Published 17.09.20

Power draft rules placed in public domain

The government has for the first time attempted to enumerate the rights of power consumers. A set of draft rules, placed in public domain for comment, propose strict timelines for the provision of ele...
By Our Special Correspondent in New Delhi


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