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March 25, 2019, Monday

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

India Panel Seeks Cheaper Loans to Make Hydel Projects Viable

India Panel Seeks Cheaper Loans to Make Hydel Projects Viable

India should provide long-term finance at lower interest rate to all hydro power projects for their viability and to keep tariff competitive with other generation sources, a lawmakers’ panel said in a report on Friday.

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Persuade states not to impose water cess on hydro power plants: Par panel to Power Min

Persuade states not to impose water cess on hydro power plants: Par panel to Power Min

The power ministry needs to persuade states not to levy any water cess on hydro power projects, as the states get free power from such plants in their jurisdiction, said a parliamentary panel Friday.

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Transmission and distribution firms expect higher orders from new govts

Transmission and distribution firms expect higher orders from new govts

With change in governments in Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan and Chhattisgarh, power transmission and distribution (T&D) companies are hoping to see more opportunities in these states.

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India Lawmakers' Panel Seeks Gas Subsidy to Revive Power Plants

India Lawmakers' Panel Seeks Gas Subsidy to Revive Power Plants

India needs to resume subsidies on imported natural gas to help revive power plants that have been stranded for want of fuel and could turn into bad assets for banks, according to a lawmakers’ report.

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Madhya Pradesh Sets New Tariff for Procuring Power from Small Hydro Projects

Madhya Pradesh Sets New Tariff for Procuring Power from Small Hydro Projects

The Madhya Pradesh Electricity Regulatory Commission (MPERC) has issued a tariff order for the procurement of power from small hydro power projects in the state.

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NGT imposes Rs 100 cr fine on Meghalaya govt for failing to curb illegal mining

NGT imposes Rs 100 cr fine on Meghalaya govt for failing to curb illegal mining

The National Green Tribunal on January 4 imposed a fine of whopping Rs 100 crore on the Meghalaya government for its failure to curb illegal coal mining in the state.

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Gujarat looks to add capacities in wind and solar energy

Gujarat looks to add capacities in wind and solar energy

Ahead of the Vibrant Gujarat Global Summit (VGGS), the Gujarat government has chalked out an action plan to increase the share of renewable energy in the total energy generation from 10 per cent to 17 per cent by 2022.

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Over 55% renewable energy MoUs signed in Vibrant Gujarat investors summits dropped

Over 55% renewable energy MoUs signed in Vibrant Gujarat investors summits dropped

The Gujarat Government maintains that the state has been leading the renewable energy sector, but the latest numbers emerging from the biennial Vibrant Gujarat Global Investor Summit since 2003 do not support the claims.

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Min promises Rs 27 cr for solar plant at Govt Medical College and Hosp in Nagpur

Min promises Rs 27 cr for solar plant at Govt Medical College and Hosp in Nagpur

Nagpur district guardian minister Chandrashekhar Bawankule has promised Rs 27 crore for a 4.5MW solar power plant at the Government Medical College and Hospital (GMCH). He also assured Rs5 crore

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Parliamentary Panel Asks Oil Mininstry to Explain 'Zero' Gas Output from KG D6

Parliamentary Panel Asks Oil Mininstry to Explain 'Zero' Gas Output from KG D6

A Parliamentary panel has asked the oil ministry to explain "in lucid terms", zero gas production from KG D6, noting that the estimated 80 mmscmd output from the gas block led to setting up of gas-based power plants which are stranded now due to no fuel supply.

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Petrol, diesel prices go up in Karnataka as Congress-JDS government increases tax rates

Petrol, diesel prices go up in Karnataka as Congress-JDS government increases tax rates

The Congress-JDS government in Karnataka on Friday increased tax rates on petrol and diesel to 32 per cent and 21 per cent respectively, citing adverse impact on the state revenue collection due to continuous fall in the prices of crude oil in international market.

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Move of oil cos to float new petrol pumps challenged in HC

Move of oil cos to float new petrol pumps challenged in HC

A public interest litigation (PIL) has been filed in the Aurangabad bench of the Bombay High Court, challenging the move of three public sector oil companies to float new fuel stations.

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Auction for 14 oil, gas blocks in 2nd exploration licensing round on 7 Jan

Auction for 14 oil, gas blocks in 2nd exploration licensing round on 7 Jan

India will start auctioning for 14 oil and gas blocks in its second exploration licensing round on Monday, giving freedom to the companies to carve out areas they want to drill.

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ONGC’s offshore drilling conversion project delayed by 70 months, cost overrun of Rs 715 crore

ONGC’s offshore drilling conversion project delayed by 70 months, cost overrun of Rs 715 crore

A project of Oil and Natural Gas Corporation (ONGC), the country’s largest producer of oil and gas, that involves converting its oldest offshore drilling rig - Sagar Samrat- into a Mobile Offshore Production Unit (MOPU)

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Indian Oil to raise up to $1.5 billion from overseas bond sale

Indian Oil to raise up to $1.5 billion from overseas bond sale

The nations' largest oil marketing and refining company Indian Oil Corporation (IOC) has hit the international bond market to raise up to USD 1.5 billion. The state-run company is looking to raise between USD 750 million and USD 1.5 billion through

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Iran: A port of call for India

Iran: A port of call for India

Chabahar is back in the news after a hiatus of about two years. The contexts of its importance are several but the first one in the current milieu is the fact that despite President Donald Trump’

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"No tips please, if no bill, your meal is free" to be displayed in Indian Railway coaches soon

"No tips please, if no bill, your meal is free" to be displayed in Indian Railway coaches soon

"No tips please, if no bill, your meal is free" - printed on a tin plate with a rate list of the menu be publicly displayed on trains by March this year, Railway Minister Piyush Goyal has instructed all zonal railways to ensure transparency in catering services.

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All Long-distance Trains to Get Modern Linke Hofmann Busch Coaches

All Long-distance Trains to Get Modern Linke Hofmann Busch Coaches

The government will replace conventional coaches with modern LHB (Linke Hofmann Busch) design coaches in all long distance trains, Railway Minister Piyush Goyal said in Rajya Sabha on Friday.

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Indian Railways waitlisted passenger? Getting confirm seats onboard this train easier now

Indian Railways waitlisted passenger? Getting confirm seats onboard this train easier now

Here's a good news for Indian Railways passengers travelling to Uttar Pradesh and Bihar. The public transporter has been working to ensure faster allocation of berths onboard a train.

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AC local on Central Railway from March; likely to replace regular services

AC local on Central Railway from March; likely to replace regular services

The 42 lakh commuters of Central Railway are in for both good news and bad. While the good news is that by March at least 24 services of air-conditioned locals will start plying daily, the bad news is it will replace the existing regular ones.

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Free WiFi at your nearest Railway station soon: Minister Piyush Goyal takes 13 big decisions

Free WiFi at your nearest Railway station soon: Minister Piyush Goyal takes 13 big decisions

Indian Railways is doing its every bit to promote Digital India initiative. It had been providing free Wi-Fi at railway stations for passengers. As per the latest data, as many as 723 Railway stations have been provided with free public

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Metro project foam slurry mess cleared up

Metro project foam slurry mess cleared up

It was finally 6.00am when the site at Karim ni Chali in Sarangpur was cleaned, after large volumes of foamy mud slurry had spewed out of an old borewell located at a garment unit owned by one Asif Shaikh.

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