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May 22, 2019, Wednesday

Your Morning Newsletter In Energy And Infrastructure From Across The Media Space  

96% households get electricity connections

96% households get electricity connections

The government has connected about 96% of households across the country with electricity supply, and hopes to take power lines to the rest by January 26, officials said.

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Discoms owe ₹40,000 crore to power generators

Discoms owe ₹40,000 crore to power generators

The dues that power distribution companies (Discoms) owe generation companies (Gencos) have crossed ₹40,000 crore, according to industry players.

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Jhabua Power: Banks may let NCLT decide firm’s fate

Jhabua Power: Banks may let NCLT decide firm’s fate

With Goyal MG Gases failing to make good its bid of Rs 2,300 crore for Jhabua Power, lenders to the stressed company may simply encash the Rs 100-crore guarantee and let the matter be decided at the National Company Law Tribunal (NCLT).

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UP’s new sops: No FIR for power thefts

UP’s new sops: No FIR for power thefts

The BJP government in Uttar Pradeshhas unleashed a slew of sops for power consumers — from deciding to not lodge FIRs in cases of power theft, popularly known as “katia” connections, to a one-time-settlement scheme for farmers

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Seci invites bids for 2,400 MW renewable energy generation plants

Seci invites bids for 2,400 MW renewable energy generation plants

The state-run Solar Energy Corporation of India (Seci) has invited renewal energy companies to put forward bids for setting up wind and solar plants of 1,200 MW each.

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Mining sector GVA to slow down to 2% in FY19 from 2.9% in FY18: Icra

Mining sector GVA to slow down to 2% in FY19 from 2.9% in FY18: Icra

Mining and quarrying GVA (gross value added) is expected to ease to two per cent in FY19, down from 2.9 per cent in the previous financial year, according to ratings agency Icra.

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After harnessing gases, JSW Steel now eyes waste

After harnessing gases, JSW Steel now eyes waste

The Deming Prize has helped us improve and bring in more efficiency, better quality, performance and better working culture thereby improving conversion cost. When you say conversion cost, it is if you compare with last 3-5 years,

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India's diesel demand to double by 2029-30: Dharmendra Pradhan

India's diesel demand to double by 2029-30: Dharmendra Pradhan

India's diesel demand is likely to double to 163 million tonne (MT) in 12 years as consumption rises in the world's fastest-growing economy, Oil Minister Dharmendra Pradhan said Monday.

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India exempts rupee payments for Iran oil from hefty taxes

India exempts rupee payments for Iran oil from hefty taxes

The finance ministry has exempted rupee payments made to the National Iranian Oil Co. for crude oil imports from a steep withholding tax, according to a government order reviewed by Reuters.

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IOC’s designer fuel station a hit

IOC’s designer fuel station a hit

Indian Oil Corporation’s Jubilee Retail Outlet, India’s first 24x7 solar-powered retail outlet, greets customers with a surprise. The fuel outlet on nearly three acres is located at Pongam, near Angamaly.

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Oil prices edge up, but set for first annual drop since 2015

Oil prices edge up, but set for first annual drop since 2015

Oil prices edged higher on Monday, the last day of 2018, but were en route for their first annual drop in three years as fears of a slowing global economy and emerging supply glut outweighed impending OPEC-led production cuts.

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ONGC explores possibility of natural oil, gas in Nurpur

ONGC explores possibility of natural oil, gas in Nurpur

The Oil and Natural Gas Corporation (ONGC) has been conducting underground survey for the past few days to explore the possibility of presence of oil and natural gas from Kangra to Nurpur.

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Non subsidised LPG cylinder price cut by Rs 120.50

Non subsidised LPG cylinder price cut by Rs 120.50

Giving a new year gift to the people of Delhi, the government has announced a major reduction in LPG prices. The rate of non-subsidised LPG cylinder has been reduced by Rs 120.50 while the price of subsidised LPG cylinder

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Direct Benefit Transfer of LPG Scheme implementation touches 715 Districts

Direct Benefit Transfer of LPG Scheme implementation touches 715 Districts

Out of 23.22 crore LPG consumers under the Scheme, 19.57 crore are getting subsidy through Aadhaar Transfer Compliant mode Direct Benefit Transfer of LPG Scheme (DBTL)/PAHAL was launched

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NHAI ordering to slow down, land costs to remain stable till 2020’

NHAI ordering to slow down, land costs to remain stable till 2020’

With limited ordering in road projects projected for the next few years, the cost of land acquisition, too, is expected to remain stable in a range of Rs 3-3.5 crore per hectare till 2020.

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As Mayur Vihar inches closer to south, metro trip to IGI becomes shorter too

As Mayur Vihar inches closer to south, metro trip to IGI becomes shorter too

“This is nothing short of a New Year gift,” said a beaming Poonam Singh, as she boarded a train at Mayur Vihar Pocket-I metro station with her two children in tow. Singh had reasons to cheer: For, the 9.7km Lajpat Nagar

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Right On Track: Hyderabad Metro To Soon Become Country’s Second Largest Metro Network

Right On Track: Hyderabad Metro To Soon Become Country’s Second Largest Metro Network

Hyderabad Metro which was opened for public on 28 November 2017 has been uber successful. With the 46-km stretch between Ameerpet and LB Nagar becoming operational in September this year, it has become India’s second largest metro rail network

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Railway Board Chairman Ashwani Lohani retires; V K Yadav to take over the charge in New Year

Railway Board Chairman Ashwani Lohani retires; V K Yadav to take over the charge in New Year

Railway Board Chairman Ashwani Lohani retired on Monday, despite strong indications that the Narendra Modi government could grant him an extension, according to an official order.

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Central Railway ends 2018 with a 'bang'; another derailment at Matheran

Central Railway ends 2018 with a 'bang'; another derailment at Matheran

The Central Railway ended this year with a derailment. The 111-year-old Matheran toy train turned out to be a headache for the thousands of tourists who arrived at Matheran on Monday to celebrate the new year

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