We are committed to make Bharat Sone (Gold) Ki Chidiya again. Gold reserves worth $2 billion to be revived, it will bring down the import of gold,” Union Mines Minister, Piyush Goyal also holding the charge of power, RE and coal ministries said in a tweet on Friday.
India, the second largest importer of Gold after China, is working on a plan to revive gold reserves worth $2 billion in a couple of its age old gold mines that have been lying shut for more than 15 years.
The pact assumes immense significance for an oil importing nation like India and one that feeds 80% of its crude oil needs through imports. The underground strategic storages have been built at different locations across India and filling half of the oil storage facility at Mangalore amounts to 10 days of India's average oil demand (or about 37 million barrels of crude oil).
In what will help towards India’s energy security goals besides building a strong bond with the United Arab Emirates (UAE), India on Wednesday inked a significant pact with the energy rich Gulf nation on oil storage and management.
Today India is a world leader in LED consumption and we're selling 600,000 LED bulbs a day, union minister of state for power, coal, RE and mines Piyush Goyal said on Wednesday at the Raisina Dialogue 2017 in New Delhi.
In a span of just two years and which is also a record of sorts, India is presently selling six lakh LED bulbs every day and has crossed yet another benchmark of distributing over 20 crore LED bulbs under its flagship UJALA scheme. This assumes significance given the savings of Rs 10,000 crore that will accrue annually in electricity bills of the consumers.
Tamil Nadu's joining the scheme will make the UDAY club grow to 21. States of Assam and Telangana have signed MoUs early this week, a move that will see an overall net benefit of approximately Rs 6116 crores accruing to Telangana and Rs 1663 crores to Assam.
Power ministry’s flagship scheme, the Ujwal DISCOM Assurance Yojana (UDAY) will have soon have an important state-Tamil Nadu on board, likely by next week. With Discom losses of Rs 50,000 crore, Tamil Nadu’s joining will see over 90% of total DISCOM debts getting covered under the UDAY scheme.
India’s RE sector is clearly the focus of investors. Impressive growth estimates being predicted by experts. Mercom and Bridge to India Forecasts 8-9 GW of Solar Installations in India for 2017. For 2016, Solar Installations to Come in at around 4 GW
India’s renewable energy sector especially solar and wind projects have clearly emerged as the two fronts drawing maximum investments with an intact and impressive growth story being predicted by exper
The App and the web portal, to be launched by Goyal on
Wednesday (January 4, 2017), will provide all details on the scheme
including the number of states joining the scheme as also the progress
achieved by each state under various parameters listed under the
scheme—-including AT&C losses, cost of electricity, bonds issued and
Minister of State (Independent Charge) for Power, Coal & New and Renewable Energy and Mines, Piyush Goyal will launch the web portal and a Mobile App for one of India’s most talked about scheme
Financial health of state power DISCOMs has been a big
blot on the performance of state’s power sector and in order to make these DICSOMs financially viable and operationally sustainable, the scheme UDAY assumes a lot of significance.
Two more states of Assam and Telangana will be joining the power ministry’s flagship scheme, Ujwal DISCOM Assurance Yojana (UDAY)—taking the tally ofvstates having joined the scheme to 20.
The volatility in oil prices can be witnessed from the fact that from levels of $26 a bbl in February, crude oil prices touched the highs of $55 in December, up 15% since OPEC decision on production cut.
After being insulated from an increase in the domestic fuel prices, the ongoing upsurge in global crude oil prices could spoil the party for Indian consumers of petrol and diesel. India imports 80% of its crude oil requirements and any upward movement in oil prices casts an impact on domestic prices of petrol and diesel.