News Updates on Power, Coal, Renewables

and Mines

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Power & Renewables 

Significant jump in import of solar cells, modules: Goyal

Significant jump in import of solar cells, modules: Goyal

There has been a significant increase in imports of solar cells and modules, with in-bound shipments surging over three

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Banks, FIs provide over Rs 78K cr for clean energy projects

Banks, FIs provide over Rs 78K cr for clean energy projects

Banks and financial institutions are supporting clean energy projects and have sanctioned about Rs 78,830 crore, of which

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Maharashtra government to re-join UDAY for financial benefits; to save Rs 1500 cr every year

Maharashtra govt to re-join UDAY for financial benefits, to save Rs 1500 cr every year

Even though Maharashtra did not have any major financial losses, the financial efficiencies under UDAY 

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Haryana Govt Kick-Starts Rs 1,382 cr Smart grid project in Gurgaon

Haryana Govt Kick-Starts Rs 1,382 cr Smart grid project in Gurgaon

The project will not only ensure uninterrupted supply of power in Gurgaon city but will also put an end to the diesel

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Projects To Help Karnataka buy Surplus Power Put On Fast Track

In what will bridge the ongoing power shortages in Karnataka and following intervention of the Union Minister Piyush Goyal

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BIFPCL Signs Contract Agreement for Main Plant EPC (Turnkey) Package of 2×660 MW Maitree STPP at Bangladesh
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Interface of Solar with DC Technology will help Secure Energy Security: Piyush Goyal

Interface of Solar with DC Technology will help Secure Energy Security: Piyush Goyal

Lays Foundation Stone for Energy Saving Chilled Water Storage & Centre for Battery Engineering & Electric Vehicles at IIT-Chennai

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Piyush Goyal - Power transmission capacity

Power transmission capacity to increase three times by 2020: Goyal

“We have brought solar revolution in a big way to India. In the last two years, there was highest ever renewable energy

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Piyush Goyal Meets J Jayalalithaa; Discusses Power Reforms and UDAY

Piyush Goyal Meets J Jayalalithaa; Discusses Power Reforms and UDAY

If Tamil Nadu signs the UDAY scheme, it will save over Rs 22,400 crore in the next 3 years and a further saving

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Meera Vashisht, a 13 year old girl of Indian origin

Young Girl Brings Ujala In The Houses Of Many

600 Families to Benefit from 1,800 Led Bulbs Provided under Government of India’s Ujala Scheme

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Coal & Mines

NTPC saving Rs 550 cr a month on coal rationalistion

NTPC saving Rs 550 cr a month on coal rationalistion

The National Thermal Power Corporation (NTPC) has achieved savings of approximately Rs 550 crore per

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Coal imports will decline in 2016-17: Goyal

Coal imports will decline in 2016-17: Goyal

India’s coal imports have witnessed a decline of five per cent in the first two months of the present financial year, Power

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Coal Cos To Process Water For Mining Using appropriate Standards: Goyal

Coal Cos To Process Water For Mining Using Appropriate Standards : Piyush Goyal

“I am making this as a rule…whatever water comes out, they (coal companies) will have to process it

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Coal problems now history, govt looks at saving Rs 40k crore in coal imports: Piyush Goyal

India is looking at further cutting down coal imports that will result in huge savings for the government, power minister

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Exploiting Mineral Resources Through Positive Engagement With States : Goyal

Exploiting Mineral Resources Through Positive Engagement With States : Piyush Goyal

DMFs would create a corpus of $one billion (or Rs 6500 cr) a year and may even go upto $2 bn with increased mining  

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New mobile app and a web interface for the mining sector: Piyush Goyal

The minister said two new mobile apps on the coal and mining sectors will also be looked at to provide information 

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Oil & Gas/Ports

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Pradhan To Lead Road shows in USA and Canada to promote India’s Discovered Oil and Gas Fields

Under this round, 67 DSF of ONGC and Oil India Ltd, which could not be monetized during previous years, are being 

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Petrol Down ₹ 2.25 a ltr and diesel by ₹ 0.42 a ltr

Petrol Down ₹ 2.25 a ltr and diesel by ₹ 0.42 a ltr

With this change, the price of Petrol in Delhi will become Rs. 62.51/litre and that of Diesel in Delhi 

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14.13 lakh BPL LPG connections released under PM Ujjwala Yojana

14.13 lakh BPL LPG connections released under PM Ujjwala Yojana

To ensure smokeless kitchens across rural India, 14.13 lakh LPG connections have been released to women of BPL

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Major Ports witnesses a growth of 6.2 % in Cargo Traffic during the first quarter of 2016

Major Ports witnesses a growth of 6.2 % in Cargo Traffic during the first quarter of 2016

The Major Ports of India witnessed a positive growth of 6.2% in the first quarter (April-June) of 2016 as compared 

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