Power consumers and consumer organisations have severely criticised the draft Maharashtra Electricity Regulatory Commission (Grid Interactive Rooftop Renewable Energy Generating Systems) Regulations, 2019 saying it would defeat the interest behind producing solar power given the attached taxes under the proposed policy
The Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) has issued guidelines for setting up of 10 lakh grid-connected sola power pumps under the ambitious Pradhan Mantri Kisan Urja Suraksha evam Utthaan Mahabhiyan (PM-KUSUM) scheme.
The Minister for Petroleum and Natural Gas, Dharmendra Pradhan, said that India has aligned its policy regime to attract global investment in the oil and gas sector.
Introduced in the year 2009, the current edition of the National Policy on Biofuels was approved by the Union Cabinet in May 2018. The policy is aimed at taking forward the indicative target of achieving 20% blending of biofuels with fossil-based fuels by 2030.
The steady stream of revenue form the oil & gas sector appears to have discouraged state governments from bringing the sector under the Goods & Services Tax (GST) regime, according to Partner at Deloitte India Debasish Mishra. Speaking to the Economic Times
Early stage start-ups operating in the Distributed Renewable Energy (DRE) space are facing a challenge in participation in tenders floated under the ambitious KUSUM scheme, according to a report based on a survey by CLEAN, a Delhi-based non-government organisation (NGO).
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.