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STATE POWER MINISTER’S CONFERENCE SPECIAL

NEWS UPDATES ON DAY 2:

One of the most successful, productive and outcome oriented State Power Ministers conference till date: Shri Piyush Goyal

One of the most successful, productive and outcome oriented State Power Ministers conference till date: Union Minister Piyush Goyal

“It has been one of the most successful, productive and outcome oriented State Power Ministers conference till date”, said Shri Piyush Goyal, Union Minister of State (IC) for Power, Coal, New & Renewable Energy and Mines, while addressing the media on the concluding day of the two-day State Power Ministers’ Conference here today

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Piyush Goyal announces 1000 MW wind energy auction scheme by month end

Union Minister of State for Power, Renewable Energy, Coal and Mines, Piyush Goyal on Thursday announced yet another auction of 1000 mw of wind power projects, likely to kick off by this month end. This comes close on the heels of the recent successful bidding for 1,000 MW of wind power projects at Rs 3.46 per unit in February.

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MoAs signed for first wind auction Scheme Another wind auction Scheme for 1000 MW announced

MoAs signed for first wind auction Scheme Another wind auction Scheme for 1000 MW announced.

The Memorandum of Agreements (MoAs) for purchase of 1000 MW wind power under MNRE’s first wind auction Scheme were signed here today between PTC India, the trading company, and Discoms of Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, Jharkhand, Delhi, Odisha and Assam. The signing ceremony took place during the two days Conference of Power, New & Renewable Energy & Mines Ministers of States and UTs

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State Power Minister's Agree In Principal To NTPC's Proposal To Pool Power and Rationalise Tariffs

State Power Minister's Agree In Principal To NTPC's Proposal To Pool Power and Rationalise Tariffs

The state's agree in principal to the NTPC's proposal on pooling cost of power generated from all sources and arriving at a average fixed cost that will lower the cost of power purchases thereby accruing lots of savings to distribution companies.

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State Power Ministers’ Conference by Piyush Goyal concluded; digital electricity billing, renewable energy, other issues discussed

State Power Ministers’ Conference by Piyush Goyal concluded; digital electricity billing, renewable energy, other issues discussed

Amidst the raging debate on whether or not Aadhar Card should be made mandatory, the Union Minister of State for Power, Coal, New and Renewable Energy and Mines Piyush Goyal has suggested the linking of the electricity connection with the document as well as the bank account.

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DAY 1 UPDATES:

Electrified

Remaining 4141 Villages To Be Electrified By 2018 : Piyush Goyal

Power is the fulcrum around which an ecosystem can be created to give better quality of life to every citizen of india, Piyush Goyal said at the state power minister's conference in New Delhi on Wednesday

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Piyush Goyal raps absentee states at biannual energy meet

Piyush Goyal raps absentee states at biannual energy meet

Power, coal, renewable energy and mining minister Piyush Goyal gave a stern message to states that did not turn up for a biannual meet.

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electricity 1010 kWh

Minister for providing electricity to poor in villages

Union minister for power, new and renewable energy, coal and mines, Piyush Goyal on Wednesday sought support of all states and Union territories (UT) in realising the dream of Prime Minister Narendra Modi to electrify each house and village to meet the requirements of farmers and the poor.

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Arunachal power minister Tamiyo Taga demands special package

Arunachal power minister Tamiyo Taga demands special package

Arunachal Pradesh power minister Tamiyo Taga today demanded a special package to ensure 24 hours electricity in the north eastern state

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MSEDCL

State unfriendly to Urja Mitra system of power outage alert

The Prime Minister's Office has expressed concern over the inordinate delay in implementation of the Urja Mitra scheme in Uttar Pradesh.

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Bihar demands full share of its allocated power

Bihar demands full share of its allocated power

The state government on Wednesday demanded from Centre 100% power availability of its allotment of 2,942MW from central allocation as only 2100-2200MW was being made available to Bihar.

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Gujarat tops in discom rankings again

Gujarat tops in discom rankings again

The four power distribution companies (discoms) of Gujarat have topped an annual ranking by the Union power ministry for the fifth year in a row.

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Discom

Electricity to be available like mobile connection: UP power minister

The poll war for the seat of power in Uttar Pradesh (UP) was fought on several issues, one being electricity. The now-ruling Bharatiya Janata Party in its poll manifesto promised 24-hour supply.

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POWER/COAL/MINES/RE

OPGC offers to sell more power to Odisha on weak demand

OPGC offers to sell more power to Odisha on weak demand

Finding it tough to secure power offtake outside of Odisha, the Odisha Power Generation Corporation Ltd (OPGC) has offered to sell power to the state grid from the second super critical unit of 660 Mw.

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Kerala to become fully electrified by end of May

Kerala to become fully electrified by end of May

Kerala will be declared a fully electrified state by the end of this month, Power Minister M M Mani told the state assembly on Thursday.

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ISRO’s solar hybrid electric car completes successful test drive

ISRO’s solar hybrid electric car completes successful test drive

After having accomplished some remarkable milestones in the space technology, the Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) is now focusing on the automobile space with an emphasis on renewable energy

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Riverbed mining destroys rivers in Jhelum basin

Riverbed mining destroys rivers in Jhelum basin

Gone are the days when a poor man would go down to the river with donkeys to load sand and gravel and then sell it by the roadside to feed his family

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Interim bail to five in Jindal coal block case

Interim bail to five in Jindal coal block case

A court here on Thursday gave interim bail to five persons in a coal block allocation case against former Congress MP Naveen Jindal and others.

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Capacity additions

Capacity additions in renewable energy on par with thermal power in 2016-17

For the first time in the country, capacity additions in the renewable energy sector were close to those of the thermal power segment in 2016-17

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Coal India considering listing on London's LSE -sources

Coal India considering listing on London's LSE -sources

Coal India Ltd, the world's largest coal miner, is considering a listing on the London Stock Exchange and has had early discussions with the LSE, three sources with direct knowledge of the matter said on Thursday.

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OIL AND GAS

RIL to buy its own gas at $4.23

RIL to buy its own gas at $4.23

Reliance Industries will sell the natural gas it produces from coal seams in Madhya Pradesh to its own units in Gujarat and Maharashtra at USD 4.23 per million British thermal units.

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Oil dives more than 4 per cent on stubborn glut, under $50/bbl again

Oil dives more than 4 per cent on stubborn glut, under $50/bbl again

Oil slid more than 4 percent on Thursday, to its lowest since late November as investor worries about a growing global glut of crude erased most of the gains that followed last year’s OPEC’s output cut.

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Singapore emerges as preferred LNG trading hub in Asia

Singapore emerges as preferred LNG trading hub in Asia

Backed by trading infrastructure and institutional structures, Singapore has emerged as the preferred Asian liquefied natural gas (LNG) trading hub, according to a survey firm Deloitte

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forest areas

Govt paves way for easy exploration of oil and gas reserves in forest areas

Paving the way for easy exploration of oil and gas reserves in forest areas, the Union environment ministry has said that seismic surveys done for the purpose will not be regulated under the Forest (Conversation) Act, 1980, if they do not involve clearing of forest area

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Global Crude oil price of Indian Basket was US$ 49.56 per bbl on 03.05.2017

Global Crude oil price of Indian Basket was US$ 49.56 per bbl on 03.05.2017

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$ 49.56 per barrel (bbl) on 03.05.2017

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INFRASTRUCTURE

Narendra Modi government targets 300 mn tonnes steel production capacity by 2030; to rope in private players

Narendra Modi government targets 300 mn tonnes steel production capacity by 2030; to rope in private players

The government plans to set up new steel plants on surplus land available with PSUs by forging partnership with private sector to help more than double steel production capacity to 300 million tonnes by 2030.

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Focus on infrastructure will boost demand growth of steel: Tata Steel

Focus on infrastructure will boost demand growth of steel: Tata Steel

Tata Steel has said the focus on infrastructure led growth will not only support the demand growth of steel but will also help achieve world class cost efficiencies.

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National Steel Policy: 300 MT output, Rs 10 lakh cr investment

National Steel Policy: 300 MT output, Rs 10 lakh cr investment

A new policy that aims to achieve steel making capacity of 300 million tonnes by 2030 with an additional investment of Rs 10 lakh crore got the Cabinet green light today.

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Australian

Adani signs steel supply deal with Australian group Arrium

Indian energy giant Adani today signed a 74 million dollar landmark deal with Australian steel group Arrium to buy steel for a 400-km rail line for its controversial Carmichael coal mine project

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India needs to ease FDI rules to achieve growth potential, says ADB president

India needs to ease FDI rules to achieve growth potential, says ADB president

India needs to integrate more with the rest of Asia, ease its foreign direct investment rules further and delegate more powers to state governments to achieve the country’s full growth potential, Asian Development Bank president Takehiko Nakao said on Thursday

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DP World to invest $1 billion more in India maritime infrastructure: CEO

DP World to invest USD 1 bn more in India maritime infra: CEO

Leading global operator of marine and inland terminals DP World today pledged USD 1 billion investment in India’s marine infrastructure

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Railways aims Rs 40,000 crore earnings by monetising soft assets

Railways aims Rs 40,000 crore earnings by monetising soft assets

The railways today spelt out a target of Rs 40,000 crore revenue from monetising its soft assets in the next 10 years.

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