Mounting losses of power discoms that have crossed $3 billion and other challenges are making the government go back to the drawing board. The urgency is apparent as a new tariff policy with an aim to empower the consumer has been sent to the Union Cabinet for approval.
Smart city projects worth Rs 50,000 crore to be completed by June 2020; Rs 2 lakh crore tenders to be awarded
In order to fast-track the implementation of the Smart Cities Mission (SCM), the government will award tenders worth over Rs 2 lakh crore by March next year, as well as finish smart city projects worth Rs 50,000 crore by June 2020, which also marks 5 years of the launch of the mission.
The government will achieve the target of giving 8 crore free cooking gas (LPG) connections to the poor nearly seven months ahead of schedule with Prime Minister Narendra Modi set to handover the 8-croreth connection on Saturday.
Modi Government’s Ujjwala Scheme To Achieve 8 Crore Gas Connection Target Six Months Before Deadline
The Narendra Modi led central government’s flagship Ujjwala Scheme is all set to complete its eight crore gas connection target six months ahead of its March 2020 deadline, Hindustan Times has reported.
Boost to Modi’s solar energy mission: Govt issues 1.2 GW renewable energy storage tender; key details
In further boost to Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s ambitious renewable energy mission, another renewable energy storage tender has been floated by the government. The tender comes with a special clause that may lead to reduced tariff bids and attractive purchase rates for the buyers
The government claims that its mass healthcare scheme, Ayushman Bharat, has already benefited over 3.55 million people through hospital admissions, nearly 45% of which were in the last four months.
Big infra boost from Modi Cabinet! Pradhan Mantri Gram Sadak Yojana-III gets nod; to connect major rural areas
Pradhan Mantri Gram Sadak Yojana: In a major developmental boost for road connectivity around villages, PM Modi-led Cabinet has approved the Pradhan Mantri Gram Sadak Yojana-III (PMGSY-III).
Ensuring that Ujjwala Yojana beneficiaries keep using clean cooking gas is a key task for the government, the Economic Survey has said. “Government of India initiated a big step in the form of the Pradhan Mantri Ujjwala Yojana
The Centre is set to introduce a unique amendment in the upcoming National Tariff Policy. This is expected to improve the income of discoms and prevent states from taking populist measures of low electricity tariff.
With the criticality of power sector for the economy and the fact that it comes under concurrent purview of both the central and the state governments, there has been a significant focus on 24×7 reliable power supply throughout the country.