India’s oil ministerDharmendra Pradhan has invited global investors to participate in the auction of oil and gas acreages being conducted by the government under the second round of bidding for Discovered Small Fields (DSF-II) and blocks being awarded under the new Open Acreage Licensing Policy.
Punjab government on Friday conferred state-level awards for excellence in energy conservation on 10 industrialists. The award has been given to units that made efforts for efficient utilisation of energy in the last two years.
The Russian government and oil companies have agreed to cut wholesale domestic fuel prices as a temporary measure aimed at stemming an unwanted increase in the cost of petrol and diesel, a politically sensitive issue for voters.
Union finance minister Arun Jaitley said India would become the world’s fifth largest economy in 2019 and among the top three in the coming years.
As the nation’s capital continues to be shrouded in haze and pollutionand its air quality worsening, India said at the first Global Air Pollution and Health Conference by the World Health Organisation in Geneva that it would bring down pollution levels, particularly particulate matter pollution, in “definite percentage terms by 2024”. The target, which will be officially announced soon, is expected to be around 30% from current levels.
The sixth-biggest cause of death globally is small-particle pollution, chemical specks that enter the lungs and can contribute to cardiovascular diseases, lung cancer, and infections. It led to more than 4 million deaths in 2016. Ninety-nine per cent of children 5 years old and younger in South and East Asia breathe unhealthy air.
The West Bengalgovernment is keen on entering commercial coal mining and intends to sell 25% to 30% of its output in the open market from the world’s second largest block allotted to the state earlier this year.
As the nation’s capital continues to be shrouded in haze and pollution and its air quality worsening, India said at the first Global Air Pollution and Health Conference by the World Health Organisation in Geneva that it would bring down pollution levels,
The Nashik urban division of Maharashtra State Electricity Distribution Corporation Limited (MSEDCL) has proposed setting up of solar power plants generating 31.67MW electricity in rural areas under the Chief Minister Solar Agriculture Feeder Scheme in which farmers will get power during the day for their agriculture needs.
Fuel prices continue to witness a downfall on Saturday, with petrol and diesel now being sold at Rs 78.99 and Rs 73.53 per litre respectively in the national capital.