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Uttar Pradesh polls: Third of voters cite power cuts as top election issue

Uttar Pradesh polls: Third of voters cite power cuts as top election issue

Almost a third of voters polled said power cuts were the biggest problem in Uttar Pradesh, according to a new survey conducted by by FourthLion Technologies, a data analytics and public opinion polling firm, for IndiaSpend. Elections in Uttar Pradesh, with 138 million voters, greater than the population of Mexico, start February 11

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Coverage of clean cooking fuel, LPG in India increases to 72%: Pradhan

Coverage of clean cooking fuel, LPG in India increases to 72%: Pradhan

In line with the government’s vision to make India a gas based economy, all-out efforts are being made to provide access of LPG (clean cooking gas) to all rural kitchens and rural women who have been fighting the menace of smoke by using wood in their kitchens.

Moving with the aim of eradicating the misdirected subsidies (going to the rich and upper middle class) and providing access of clean cooking fuel to homes in rural India , the government in the past two years initiated various schemes like PAHAL, Ujjwala, “Give it up” and “Give back” that have together yielded notable results.

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Status of Rural Electrification, ​Over 12000 Out of 18452 Villages In Rural India Stand Electrified​ ​

Pace of Rural Electrification In India Goes Unabated: ​Over 12000 Out of 18452 Villages Stand Electrified

The pace of rural electrification in India continued unabated and out of a total of 18452 villages, as on February 6, 2017, as many as 12,033 villages have been electrified and 5,665 remains to be electrified. Village electrification is much ahead of PM Narendra Modi's target of electrification of all villages in 1000 days on 15th August 2015 i.e till 1st May 2018. Union Minister Piyush Goyal said recently that he is confident of accomplishing this target much before the stipulated time except few villages in Jharkhand and Chhattisgarh that are Maoist.

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Follow India The LED Way

Follow India The LED Way

With sales of LED bulbs exceeding 6 lakh a day, India can proudly claim achieving a substantial benchmark of distributing over 20 crore LED bulbs under its flagship UJALA scheme and more than 10 crore by the industry outside the UJALA scheme. Alongside, close to 16.5 Lakh Street bulbs have been replaced with LED Lights throughout the country under Street Lighting National Programme (SLNP).

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No compromise with Mines Safety :Piyush Goyal

No compromise with safety of Mines : Minister Piyush Goyal

Safety of mines is the topmost priority of the Modi government and accordingly the Union Budget has proposed a three times increase in allocation for safety of coal mines. The budgetary allocation for this was kept at Rs 150.50 crore for financial year 2017, 11.47% lower than the allocation in the previous fiscal. The revised allocation for safety spend in financial year 2017 stood at  Rs 350.50 crore.

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Complete Transparency : Check Out The State-wise Status Of Village Electrification On GARV App

Complete Transparency : Check Out The State-wise Status Of  Village Electrification On GARV App

In line with its transparent style of functioning, the ministry of power's GARV App has made it possible for anyone to check the state by state status of the village electrification process in India. Available data shows that out of a total of 18452 villages, as on February 6, 2017, more than 12,000 villages have been electrified and 5,665 remains to be electrified.

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NTPC to close down 11,000 MW of Polluting Units and Replace With New Efficient Ones : Goyal in RS

NTPC to close down 11,000 MW of Polluting Units and Replace With New Efficient Ones : Goyal in RS

State-owned NTPC Ltd has decided to close down roughly 11,000 MW of old thermal plants which are polluting and causing distress in the local areas also and not good for the country, union minister of state for power, RE, coal and mines, Piyush Goyal said on Monday.

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India's Solar Power Capacity Crosses 9 GW With Tamil Nadu, Rajasthan, Gujarat As Leading States

India's Solar Power Capacity Crosses 9 GW With Tamil Nadu, Rajasthan, Gujarat As Leading States

India's solar power generation capacity has crossed 9 GW as on December 31, 2016 and Tamil Nadu is the leading state with largest solar capacity (1.6 GW) followed by Rajasthan (1.32 GW) and Gujarat (1.16 GW). India's total solar power generation capacity stood at 9,012 MW as on December 31, 2016. Tamil Nadu led the chart followed by Rajasthan and Gujarat, said Minister Piyush Goyal in Parliament.

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Tata Power Solar achieves the milestone of shipping 1 GW modules

Tata Power Solar, India’s largest integrated solar company, has successfully shipped 1 GW solar modules worldwide, a first for any Indian solar manufacturer

Tata Power Solar, India's largest integrated solar company, has successfully shipped 1 GW solar modules worldwide, a first for any Indian solar manufacturer

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BHEL bags 3.6 MW Rooftop Solar PV Systems order

BHEL bags 3.6 MW Rooftop Solar PV Systems order

Bharat Heavy Electricals Limited (BHEL) has secured an EPC (Engineering, Procurement and Construction) order for the installation of Solar PhotoVoltaic (PV) Rooftop systems totalling to 3.6 MW capacity from the Surat Municipal Corporation

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Coal block allocation matter adjourned till Feb. 20

Coal block allocation matter adjourned till Feb. 20

A Delhi court on Monday adjourned the hearing in the coal block allocation matter till February 20.

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Solar power to ease cash woes

Solar power to ease cash woes

Solar power expert and scientist S P Gon Chaudhuri is developing a prototype of a biometric solar-powered ATM, which would enable users to withdraw cash just by getting their fingerprints scanned.

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India's Power and Coal Minister Piyush Goyal attends a seminar during the second day of the Vibrant Gujarat Summit in Gandhinagar

India keen to buy foreign coking coal assets - minister

Coal India Ltd, the world’s top coal miner, plans to acquire coking coal assets abroad as India lacks technology to economically develop local reserves, Coal Minister Piyush Goyal said.

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Muted coal production no barometer for power sector’s health: power ministry

Muted coal production no barometer for power sector’s health: power ministry

The sluggish growth in coal production in this financial year masks the robust growth in power generation as record-high inventory of coal at power stations at the beginning of this fiscal year

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Maharashtra to take joint venture route for solar push

Maharashtra to take joint venture route for solar push

Maharashtra State Power Generation Company Limited (MahaGenco) is looking at public-private partnership (PPP) and joint venture routes to undertake works for adding 2,500 megawatt (mw) grid-connected solar energy capacity in three years

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OIL AND GAS

Global Crude oil price of Indian Basket was US$ 55.82 per bbl on 03.02.2017

Global Crude oil price of Indian Basket was US$ 55.82 per bbl on 03.02.2017

The international crude oil price of Indian Basket as computed/published today by Petroleum Planning and Analysis Cell (PPAC) under the Ministry of Petroleum and Natural Gas was US$ 55.82 per barrel (bbl) on 03.02.2017.

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With oil min's clean energy focus, PMUY may cross 20-mn mark by FY17 end

With oil min's clean energy focus, PMUY may cross 20-mn mark by FY17 end

Clean energy seems to be the buzzword for the Dharmendra Pradhan-led ministry of petroleum now. Its flagship social sector programme, the Pradhan Mantri Ujjwala Yojana (PMUY), has not only surpassed the current financial year’s target of 15 million connections, it is likely to touch the 20-million mark by the end of March

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Investors have never loved Opec so much as cartel sticks to crude oil cuts

Investors are betting big that Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries’s (Opec’s) cuts are real. Money managers are the most bullish ever on West Texas Intermediate (WTI) crude for a second week as signs show Opec and other nations are slashing production.

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Oil firms' merger will create multiple entities-also problems

Oil firms' merger will create multiple entities-also problems

Petroleum Minister Dharmendra Pradhan has clarified that Budget 2017-18's bare announcement of the government intent to merge state-run oil companies into a single entity will actually mean creation of multiple entities

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ONGC's $11.5 billion Andhra investment may put cash flows under pressure: Moody's

Moody’s. Oil & Natural Gas Corporation Ltd’s (ONGC) $11.5 billion investment in Andhra Pradesh may put its cash flow under pressure, Moody’s said on Monday

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INFRASTRUCTURE

Budget proposal for new rail lines to boost SAIL's order book

Budget proposal for new rail lines to boost SAIL's order book

The proposal of laying 3,500-km new rail lines by the Indian Railways would boost the order portfolio of state-run Steel Authority of India Ltd (SAIL).

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Indian Railways ropes in Italy's FS Group for improving safety

Indian Railways ropes in Italy's FS Group for improving safety

Indian Railways has joined hands with Ferrovie Dello Stato Italiane Group (FS Group), the government owned company that manages Italian railway sector, for improving safety in train operations in the country.

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Luxury train Tejas to link Surat, Mumbai

Luxury train Tejas to link Surat, Mumbai

There is some good news for Surat-Mumbai commuters. Come March, a high-end train , Tejas, will be launched between Surat and Mumbai

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Nitin Gadkari to meet top bank CEOs today, stalled infrastructure projects likely to be discussed: Report

Nitin Gadkari, Union Minister for Road Transport and Highways is all set to meet bank CEOs today. According to BTVi, focus on issuing RFID tags for smooth toll operations, stall projects would be discussed in the meeting

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