Many may not have known the importance of Prime Minister Narendra Modi dedicating to the nation the crude oil storage facility at Visakhapatnam on 10 February.
The Indian Railways has set in motion the process to procure 31 lakh tonne of steel as part of its massive drive for doubling and gauge conversion of railway tracks as well as for track renewals and laying of new lines in the next two years.
The Indian Railways’ network has witnessed tremendous growth in the five-year rule of the Narendra Modi government, registering the best ever performance in the areas of rail safety and modernisation of infrastructure.
Coal stock in thermal power plants has increased by 25% due to synergy between Railway and Coal ministries.
The Indian Railways has provided free Wi-Fi connectivity (RailWire) at more than 700 railways stations, which have been used by as many as 1.3 million passengers.
The Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs (MH&UA) is considering banning the use of bricks made in traditional coal-based kilns in its housing projects, sources have said.
Employees of state electricity departments from all over the country have crossed swords with the Union Ministry of Power which has come out with a revised draft of the Electricity Amendment Bill
The New Energy Policy (NEP) has been finalised by government think-tank Niti Aayog and is likely to get Cabinet nod this month, sources have said.
Policy makers, energy experts and stakeholders stressed the need to take effective measures to make India self-reliant in the energy sector so that the people get ‘energy justice’, as envisioned by Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
Energy prices in India have been going up because of certain geopolitical reasons, particularly because of the uncertainty over the supply of Iranian crude.