In a significant Dalit and backward caste outreach ahead of the 2019 Lok Sabha elections, the BJP-led NDA government has decided to provide gas connections under its ambitious Ujjwala Yojna to all families of most backward castes (MBCs),
The government is committed to free Punjab from pollution due to stubble burning and every possible effort is afoot for the same, state minister Gurpreet Singh Kangar said. Punjab Energy Development Agency (PEDA) is serious on the issue and is working consistently in this direction, the Minister of Power and Renewable Energy said.
Steel Secretary Aruna Sharma stated that government’s National Steel Policy has saved foreign exchange of Rs 5,000 crores since last year and has added around 24 million tonnes of crude steel capacity during the last four years.
To increase its non-fare revenue (NFR), Indian Railways has now decided to crowdsource new and innovative ideas for improving passenger convenience and earning revenue from its strong workforce of nearly 13 lakh staff.
Moody’s today projected a stable outlook for power sector while its Indian affiliate ICRA said that reforms for the distribution sector under UDAY schemehave seen mixed results.
The Rajasthan government is likely to initiate ‘Kusum Yojna’ to install solar water pumpsfrom next month, with an aim to raise income and provide cost-effective electricity to the farmers.
The state cabinet headed by Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan approved the Bijli Bill Mafi Yojana 2018 (Power Bill Waiver Scheme) which is expected to benefit about 77 lakh people of the state.
With an aim to promote use of solar power among farmers, the government is all set to launch Rs 1.4 crore KUSUM scheme next month. “The KUSUM (Kisan Urja Suraksha Evam Utthaan Mahaabhiyan) will be implemented in July.
The government will provide 2.75 million solar pumps to farmers under the first phase of the Kisan Urja Suraksha Evam Utthaan Mahaabhiyan (KUSUM) scheme, to be launched by July 2018.
On April 29, the Narendra Modi government electrified all 5,97,464 villages. As more than 3.1 crore rural households still remain unconnected, the next target is to provide electricity connection to every single household in the country by year-end, three months ahead of the initial deadline.