We often point fingers at the government for everything that goes wrong in our community. What we rarely consider is that while government has put in place various plans to benefit the people, what are we as people doing to ensure that these schemes are able to deliver to us what we expect of them. The government has done its job by paving the way for you; the real question is when will you decide to walk on it!
A simple community participation at district level witnessed a huge fall in the power transmission and distribution (T&D) losses, often cited as the reason for electricity shortages. For power to reach everyone at all time it is very important that the consumers consciously take part in this process and do their duties as responsible citizens – pay the bills.
States Are Crticising Because Centre’s Transparent Platform — GARV puts pressure on them to deliver timely and quality power to consumers, adds Dr Verma.
Imagine if the GARV app was not there. In its absence and had we not put the information in the public domain, this criticism would not have probably even surfaced. So firstly it requires courage to go to the people. Transparency is the key to effective administration. All of us whether the Centre or states, are answerable and accountable to the people of this country, said Dr A K Verma
The Company said it is in advanced stages of commissioning projects of around 4,500 MW capacity in FY17.
India’s largest power generation company, NTPC LTD that meets nearly a quarter of the country’s power needs, said on Tuesday that it is spending Rs 1,60,000 Crore to implement a series of projects with an aggregate capacity of around 24,000 MW at 23 locations across the nation.
Moving in this direction, the Power Ministry is likely to award the works to have IT-driven power distribution in as many as 2,636 towns across the country by the end of December this year. The savings on this account, once the work is completed in these towns, could be in the range of Rs 10,000 crore annually.
IT enabled power distribution systems helps discoms reducing aggregate technical and commercial (AT&C) losses. This aids them to monitor the feeders online. Besides IT driven power distribution system provides consumers a host of services like online bill payment, applying for new connection and knowing status of power supply situation in these towns in real time basis.
Pradhan, who inaugurated the roadshow in London for India's DSF bidding round, met up with the heads of companies including CEO, Cairn Energy Simon Thomson, CEO, Marketing and trading, Gazprom, Vitaley Vasielev, London Stock Exchange's, Jasmine Arora, Magna energy CEO Mike Watts, CEO, Hardy Oil and Gas Plc, Ian MacKenzie, CEO, Petrofac Ayman Asfari, Dev Sanyal, Executive VP and Sashi Mukundan, Regional President, India Head, BP, Rahul Dhir of Delonex Energy and Louis Taylor, CEO of UK Export Finance.
Leading energy companies including Gazprom, Vedanta, Petrofac, Hardy Oil are keen to expand their operations in India’s oil and gas sector. Optimistic on India’s oil and gas sector, the heads of these companies met up with India’s petroleum minister Dharmendra Pradhan and expressed interest to expand their investments in the country’s oil and gas sector.
“We at Sterlite like to stay away from projects that others can do….we do projects which only Sterlite or may be few other companies across the globe can do,” Pratik Agarwal CEO Sterlite Power Transmission.
India’s leading private developer of independent transmission systems (with largest pipeline of bid out projects), Sterlite Power Transmission Ltd is not just any other transmission company but a company with a difference. And what makes it different from the rest is the way this company make use of latest technologies from across the globe to beat timelines in executing challenging transmission projects in the toughest of terrains in India.
At the helm of affairs of this techno-freak company is its young CEO, Pratik Agarwal (33). A graduate from Wharton and an MBA from the London Business School, Pratik (also a flyer himself) has made his company the first in India to deploy air cranes for installation of transmission towers, use helicopter stringing for cables installations and drones for conducting aerial surveys.
So while most infrastructure companies –working in challenging terrains across India, are usually seen using hundreds of mules to carry the heavy machinery and equipment, Sterlite Power Transmission has gone way ahead by using disruptive technologies to execute the toughest transmission projects, be it on the mountainous terrains of Jammu and Kashmir or other challenging terrains including riverbeds of Ganga, Kosi and Narmada, known for their turbulent water flow.
With no specified end usage, all industries like steel, cement, small and medium scale units can participate in this auction process, likely to be announced anytime soon and may happen as early as this month.
The move is essentially aimed at utilising the surplus coal lying with CIL on the back of increased production.
The first of its kind auction by state-owned Coal India Ltd (CIL), where under a one year contract coal can be bought by any user, as this auction will not be linked to any specified end use requirement. With no specified end usage, all industries like steel, cement, small and medium scale units can participate in this auction process, likely to be announced anytime soon and may happen as early as this month.
20 out of 25 electrified villages in Hathras District of UP being deprived of Electricity. Field surveys by Central Government reveals that No connections are being released by UP power department to the households in these villages.
The Samajwadi Party ruled state of Uttar Pradesh will have to do some tough answering for knowingly keeping its people in the dark and depriving them of electricity connections even after new infrastructure has been laid, tested and energised. People are seen resorting to unfair and illegal means by paying for connections from agriculture transformers.
Asks RIL to return benefits of migrated gas back to the government; pulls up ONGC and asks Centre to examine inactivity on part of ONGC in developing oil and gas in India.
Justice AP Shah panel confirms migration of 11.125 billion cubic meters of gas from ONGC’s blocks to RIL’s block in the Krsihna Godavari basin. Upholding the findings made by the international consultant D&M in its report, the Justice AP Shah Committee in its report has ratified the connectivity between the reservoirs in RIL’s KG-DWN-98/3 and that of ONGC’s– KG-DWN-98/2 and Godavari PML blocks. In simpler terms, this report further proves that ONGC’s gas migrated from its two blocks in the KG basin (Godavari PML and KG-DWN-98/2) to the adjacent RIL’s block, KG-D6.
Lack of correct information on the roles of the Centre and States on supply of electricity to households is creating a lot of confusion amongst the people of the country on the issue of large scale village electrification.
For a common man, it is easy to get carried away when baseless information is presented in convincing manners through established mediums. Moreover, as the assembly elections approach, the issue of village electrification has become the spear of political propaganda against the ruling BJP government at the Centre, with desperate efforts to malign and misrepresent the steps being taken in the direction of village electrification.