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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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All Indian Villages to have Electricity by Next Month: Union Minister

By : sustainabilityo..., Sep 19, 2017

First time since becoming the Central Minister of State for Energy, Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader R K Singh arrived in Patna on Monday where he was given a warm welcome by the state...

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Tamil Nadu set to power 300 households in Telangana using solar energy

By : sustainabilityo..., Sep 13, 2017

Tamil Nadu is set to power 300 households in Telangana using solar energy developed by Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Madras is being distributed by Southern Power Distribution Company of Telangana Limited (TSSPDCL) and Rural Electrification Corporation.


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CM Nitish Kumar chaired review meet reveals 99 per cent villages electrified in Bihar

By : sustainabilityo..., Aug 7, 2017

Only 477 of Bihar's 39,073 villages are now left to get electricity connection as the state has achieved 98.8 per cent electrification of its villages. This was revealed at a review meeting...

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Government to roll out Rs17,000 crore rural household electrification scheme

By : sustainabilityo..., Jul 26, 2017

In a fresh push to universalize electricity access, the National Democratic Alliance (NDA) government plans to roll out a Rs17,000 crore scheme.


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Rural Electrification Corporation to raise $300 million selling green bonds

By : sustainabilityo..., Jun 23, 2017

Rural Electrification Corp, the nodal public sector company to finance power projects in rural India is planning to raise $300 million by selling bonds to overseas investors as early as next...

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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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Erravelly to become first solar-powered village in India

By : sustainabilityo..., May 23, 2017

Erravelly, adopted by Chief Minister K Chandrashekhar Rao, is all set to script history by becoming the first village in the country to have all its houses depend on solar power....

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Ease of getting power: India’s rank up by 73

By : sustainabilityo..., May 12, 2017

The focused reforms unleashed by the Narendra Modi government in the last three years have halved the rate at which power prices rose every year, and improved India's position in the global '...

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