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No free power for poor under Saubhagya; demand to rise by 28GW

By : sustainabilityo..., Sep 28, 2017

The government today said power will not be provided free of cost to any category of consumer under the recently launched Saubhagya scheme, which aims to provide electricity to all. ...

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PM Modi launches Saubhagya Yojana to ensure Power For All by March 2019

By : sustainabilityo..., Sep 26, 2017

Prime Minister Narendra Modi today launched Pradhan Mantri Sahaj Bijli Har Ghar Yojana (Saubhagya) here at Deendayal Urja Bhawayn, the new corporate office of Oil and Natural Gas Corporation (...

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PM to launch 'power for all' scheme on Sept 25: R K Singh

By : sustainabilityo..., Sep 25, 2017

Prime Minister Narendra Modi will announce a scheme for providing 24X7 electricity to all on September 25, Power Minister R K Singh said today.

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NITI Aayog pitches for 24x7 power, electric vehicles in 100 smart cities in its Three-Year Action Agenda

By : sustainabilityo..., Aug 25, 2017

Government think tank NITI Aayog has pitched for 24x7 electricity for all, bringing reforms in diesel and petrol pricing, and city gas distribution in 100 smart cities in its Three-Year Action Agenda released today.

The document, unveiled by Finance Minister Arun...

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Declare village electrified only when all families get power: Panel

By : sustainabilityo..., Aug 11, 2017

A parliamentary panel has recommended that a village should be declared electrified only after providing power connections to all households there.

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Power cost to Uttar Pradesh Power Corporation (UPPCL) rises by 14%, tariff bound to go up

By : sustainabilityo..., Aug 8, 2017

In a strong indication that power tariff is likely to go up, the UP Power Corporation (UPPCL) has said average procurement cost of electricity has increased by around 14%. According to an...

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Whole state of Manipur will be electrified within 2018

By : sustainabilityo..., Jun 30, 2017

Power Minister Thongam Biswajit has stated that the whole state, including remote areas, will be electrified within 2018.

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Haryana waives off intra-state wheeling charges to promote renewable energy

By : sustainabilityo..., Jun 27, 2017
With a view to promote power generation from New and Renewable energy sources, Haryana government has decided to waive off intra-state "Wheeling Charges" on transmission of electricity...
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In 2 years, 13,523 villages electrified; only 8% completely

By : sustainabilityo..., May 29, 2017

As many as 73 per cent of the 18,452 villages that the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) government identified for electrification in 2015 now have power supply, but only eight per cent of these had...

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Kerala to be declared fully electrified on Monday

By : sustainabilityo..., May 26, 2017

Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan will declare the state fully electrified on May 29, with the Power Department providing connections to over 1.5 lakh applicants under the ambitious Total...

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