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100 per cent electrification: PM Narendra Modi’s praise boosts morale

By : Sustainability ..., Mar 5, 2019

The energy department officials must be feeling elated over PM Narendra Modi’s praise on Sunday for 100% household electrification in the state before the nationwide target set for that. But...

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Congress to put former Chhattisgarh govt's zero power cut status under lens

By : Sustainability ..., Feb 26, 2019

Chhattisgarh’s much-publicized zero power cut claim had come under the lens of new Congress government which says it plans to examine the status. ...

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Karnataka: Cesc to use solar power to electrify tribal hamlets in Mysuru

By : Sustainability ..., Feb 18, 2019

The darkness that many tribal hamlets continue to remain in, despite various programmes being initiated to address the problem, has alerted Chamundeshwari Electricity Supply Corporation (Cesc) to the gravity of the issue. The agency has hit upon the idea of using solar power...

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With sector in trouble, solar players’ hopes singed in Budget

By : Sustainability ..., Feb 11, 2019

The energy sector’s reactions to the Interim Budget have been a mixed bag, with solar sector players expressing disappointment that nothing concrete was announced for them at a time when the...

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Rural electrification in full swing, connecting 7 lakh homes a week

By : Sustainability ..., Dec 7, 2018

Rural electrification is galloping ahead with power lines connecting about 7 lakh homes every week as authorities are working overtime to ensure that every household that wants electricity...

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1 lakh households still without electricity connections in Nashik zone in Maha

By : Sustainability ..., Jul 20, 2018

Though the Maharashtra State Electricity Distribution Company Limited (MSEDCL) has successfully...

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Rs 10,000 crore project to check power theft, electrify villages in UP

By : Sustainability ..., Jul 18, 2018

Lending a push to power sector reforms ahead of the 2019 Lok Sabha elections due next year, UP government on Monday announced Rs 10,000-crore UP Power Sector Improvement Project, envisaging minimization of line losses and...

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Bihar to soon conduct survey for solar power generation in flood-prone areas

By : Sustainability ..., Jul 18, 2018

State energy minister Bijendra Prasad Yadav on Tuesday said a survey would soon be conducted for generating solar energy in flood-prone areas of Bihar and assessing future possibilities....

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Power Ministry mulls Rs 50 crore reward for discoms under Saubhagya

By : Sustainability ..., Jul 9, 2018

The power ministry is mulling a reward of Rs 50 lakh for state utilities...

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Centre asks states to use allocated funds for electrification of all households by December

By : Sustainability ..., Jul 4, 2018

Union Power Minister R K Singh on Tuesday asked all states to use allocated funds under various schemes, including Integrated Power Development Scheme (IPDS) and Deen Dayal Upadhyaya Gram Jyoti...

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