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July 19, 2019, Friday

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

India to achieve universal household electrification by January-end

India to achieve universal household electrification by January-end

India is all set to achieve 100 per cent household electrification by the month end, with 2.44 crore families having received power connections out of the targeted 2.48 crore under the Rs 16,320 crore Saubhagya scheme

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Gujarat’s new power policy outlook: subsidy cut, get paid for green energy contribution

Gujarat’s new power policy outlook: subsidy cut, get paid for green energy contribution

Outlining the outlook of the government’s energy policy, state Energy Minister Saurabh Patel on Sunday stressed upon cutting subsidies and instead looking at ways to provide monetary compensation for generation of renewable energy.

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Promoters enter fray for Coastal Energen power, offer up to Rs 3,500 cr

Promoters enter fray for Coastal Energen power, offer up to Rs 3,500 cr

The Ahmed Buhari-promoted Coal and Oil group which once owned the 1,200-Mw Coastal Energen thermal power venture in Chennai has bid for the project. Sources said the offer made by the company is around Rs 2,500-3,000 crore, and entails a bank haircut of around 50 per cent.

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Bihar govt to install prepaid smart meters in all households in next four to five year

Bihar govt to install prepaid smart meters in all households in next four to five year

The Bihar government is set to install prepaid smart meters in all households across the state in the next four to five years, an official said. During the last two to three years, the state, on an experimental basis

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Changed policy to allow power from CIL coal to be traded in short-term market

Changed policy to allow power from CIL coal to be traded in short-term market

The ministries of coal and power have agreed to a slew of reforms suggested by the Cabinet Secretary PK Sinha-led panel, including allowing use of Coal India (CIL) contracts for short-term electricity trade, in a bid to resolve fuel stress at power plants.

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Coal projects worth Rs 11,000 cr facing delays; Centre seeks report

Coal projects worth Rs 11,000 cr facing delays; Centre seeks report

Concerned about coal projects worth over Rs 11,000 crore facing delays, the Centre has asked Coal India and NLC India Ltd to identify the reasons behind it and submit a report, an official said. The matter came up during a recent

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Meghalaya issues modified coal transportation order

Meghalaya issues modified coal transportation order

The Meghalaya government has issued a modified order allowing transportation of coal in transit through the state, before a Supreme Court hearing on the issue, an official said on Saturday.

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Coal imports swell 6.7 pc to 172 MT in Apr-Dec

Coal imports swell 6.7 pc to 172 MT in Apr-Dec

Coal imports in India saw a surge of 6.7 per cent to 171.81 million tonne (MT) in the April-December period of the ongoing financial year, according to a report.

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Vibrant Gujarat Summit: Rs 1 lakh cr MoUs signed in renewable power space

Vibrant Gujarat Summit: Rs 1 lakh cr MoUs signed in renewable power space

MoUs proposing investment of more than Rs 1 lakh crore were signed in the renewable energy space on the final day of the Vibrant Gujarat Summit (VGS) on Sunday. The Memorandums of Understanding would create more than 10,000

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Low capacity addition of 2,000 MW in FY19 hurting wind equipment makers, says Suzlon’s Tulsi Tanti

Low capacity addition of 2,000 MW in FY19 hurting wind equipment makers, says Suzlon’s Tulsi Tanti

Wind equipment manufacturers’ profit margins and revenue have taken a beating as India is expected to add only 2,000 MW capacity in 2018-19, said a senior industry executive.

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Petrol, diesel prices hiked for 5th day straight day on Monday, check rates in your city here

Petrol, diesel prices hiked for 5th day straight day on Monday, check rates in your city here

The prices of petrol and diesel witnessed the fifth straight rise on Monday. In national capital Delhi, the price of petrol increased by Rs 0.19 at Rs 71.14 a litre. Diesel was being sold at Rs 65.71 a litre (increased by Rs 0.26).

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Hydrogen-CNG production may soon begin in Delhi

Hydrogen-CNG production may soon begin in Delhi

Production of hydrogen-CNG fuel, which releases up to 70% less carbon monoxide than conventional CNG, is likely to soon begin in the capital, with the Delhi government and the Indian Oil Corporation (IOC) set to sign an agreement for setting up a gas compact reformer.

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Shipping, insurance, document exchange pose challenges for India-Iran trade

Shipping, insurance, document exchange pose challenges for India-Iran trade

Full-fledged Indian exports to Iran are expected to resume with the UCO Bank activating the rupee payment mechanism to circumvent US-imposed sanctions against the Islamic nation.

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Reliance seeks partner Niko's exit from KG-D6 over payment default

Reliance seeks partner Niko's exit from KG-D6 over payment default

Reliance Industries has asked its partner Niko Resources to withdraw from eastern offshore KG-D6 gas block over default in payments for field development cost, but the Canadian firm has sought to stall the move by invoking arbitration, the companies said.

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Oil falls ahead of China data, but OPEC-led cuts support

Oil falls ahead of China data, but OPEC-led cuts support

Oil prices dipped on Monday, weighed down by expectations that China will report its weakest economic growth in almost three decades amid waning domestic demand and painful U.S. tariffs.

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BMRCL gets nod to acquire NICE land

BMRCL gets nod to acquire NICE land

After nearly two years, the Bangalore Metro Rail Corporation Limited (BMRCL) has finally got the green signal from the State government to acquire land currently in possession of Nandi Infrastructure Corridor Enterprises (NICE).

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RailTel is turning railway stations into digital hubs

RailTel is turning railway stations into digital hubs

The Indian Railways has one of the world’s largest public WiFi networks. With around 2.6 crore ‘users login’s in a month, and over 9,491 Tera Bytes (TB) of aggregated data consumption, RailWire WiFi

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Faster trains soon! Indian Railways to replace slow-moving passenger trains on Golden Quadrilateral with MEMUs

Faster trains soon! Indian Railways to replace slow-moving passenger trains on Golden Quadrilateral with MEMUs

Indian Railways to go for game-changing faster trains! By March 2020, your experience of travelling on Indian Railways trains is set to undergo a major upgrade with plans to replace slow-moving passenger trains with self-propelled train sets.

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First AC Coach of Kashi Vishwanath Express gets a makeover! Here's the new look

First AC Coach of Kashi Vishwanath Express gets a makeover! Here's the new look

The Kashi Vishwanath Express, that runs between Varanasi Junction in Uttar Pradesh and New Delhi Railway Station has got a brand new look. The First class AC coaches have been renovated with several premium facilities.

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Bharatmala 2.0 to focus on expressways, add 4000 km greenfield roads

Bharatmala 2.0 to focus on expressways, add 4000 km greenfield roads

The next phase of highway development in India will focus on building expressways which allow uninterrupted traffic flow. Under the second phase of Bharatmala, the government has proposed to build nearly 3,000 km of expressways,

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Haryana government to hand over land to connect Dwarka expressway with CPR by January-end

Haryana government to hand over land to connect Dwarka expressway with CPR by January-end

Haryana Shahari Vikas Pradhikaran (HSVP) — formerly known as Huda — is all set to hand over the final stretch of land required to build the Dwarka Expressway to National Highways Authority of India (NHAI).

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