India’s growing solar power programme could leave behind a trail of waste

India’s growing solar power programme could leave behind a trail of waste

Solar power may promise a bright future for India’s energy requirements, but behind the sheen is a growing mountain of waste. While the national government is pushing an ambitious solar power programme for India, it has, so far, failed to put in a mechanism to address the problem of waste, including environmentally hazardous materials, from solar photovoltaic panels that can be hazardous to the environment.

Petrol, diesel prices unchanged today after rising for 6 days

Petrol, diesel prices unchanged today after rising for 6 days

According to the Indian Oil Corp data, petrol rates in New Delhi were at Rs 71 per litre and diesel prices stood at Rs 66.17. Petrol rates were Rs 73.11 in Kolkata and Rs 73.72 in Chennai, while diesel prices stood at Rs 67.95 and Rs 69.91 for a litre, respectively, in Kolkata and Chennai.

Discoms continue to miss on UDAY targets

Discoms continue to miss on UDAY targets

Distribution companies continued to miss targets on power supply losses under the Ujjwal Discom Assurance Yojna (UDAY), with states like Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, Jharkhand, Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh and Chhattisgarh lagging far behind the actual targets.

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