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.
Union Minister Piyush Goyal is holding charge of four important economic ministries including Power, RE, Coal and Mines. After de-monetisation move, Goyal has also been helping the government on this front but his performance in the four sectors has clearly given him an edge over many others in the Modi government. Goyal already knows his priorities for the year ahead.
At EnergyInfraPost.com, while we have done an in-depth analysis of all the four sectors including power, RE, coal and mines, we in this article give you a quick sneak peek into the priority areas set by the minister for his four ministries during 2017.
As the Modi government completes its half term in office, Solar Energy Projects with an aggregate capacity of over 8727.62 MW have been installed in the country. In wind energy, India leads Spain and UK with a fourth position in the world after China, USA and Germany.
India saw the largest ever wind power capacity addition of 3423 MW in 2015-16 exceeding target by 43%. During 2016-17, a total 1502 MW capacity has been added till 31.10.2016, making cumulative achievement 28,279 MW. Now, in terms of wind power installed capacity India is globally placed at 4th position after China, USA and Germany.
India’s Coal Production Crosses 391 MT With An Growth of 1.6%During Apr-Nov 2016. After helping the exchequer save about Rs 20,000 crore in 2015-16, the coal ministry saved Rs 4,844 crore in the first four months of the current year.
Coal Ministry Goes Fully Digital, Several IT Initiatives Taken Round the Year to Enhance Transparency and Ease of Doing Business.
The DHBVN or Dakshin Haryana Bijli Vitran Nigam--- one of the two state power distribution companies of Haryana that joined the UDAY scheme on March 11, 2016 has not just been able to completely wipe out its losses for the first time but has also posted a profit of Rs 201.35 crore in the first half of the current financial year (2016-17) as against a loss of Rs 479 crore last financial year (2015-16).
In what comes as a big success for the Union minister for power, RE, coal and mines, Piyush Goyal (who spent days and months in convincing states to join the Centre’s flagship scheme —- UDAY or Ujwal DISCOM Assurance Yojana for the financial and operational turnaround of state power distribution companies), India has got its first state power distribution company that has been able to eliminate its losses after joining within 10 months of joining UDAY.
EnergyInfraPost.com brings to you the Highlights of the inaugural session of Petrotech 2016
This edition of PETROTECH is the largest ever in terms of participation of above 6,500 delegates including 20 Minister level representatives, Heads of International Oil Organizations, CEOs and Experts. I welcome the Ministers from Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Brazil, Cyprus, Chad, Colombia, Cameroon, Qatar, Iraq, Mauritius, Nepal, Nigeria, Sri Lanka, Sudan, South Sudan, Uganda along with the Secretary General of OPEC, Secretary General of International Energy Forum and President of the International Gas Union.