Energy management and automation firm Schneider Electric India will develop greenfield integrated smart city of Naya Raipur, the company announced today.
Rural Electrification Corp. (REC), a state-owned backer of India’s power sector, plans to lend billions of rupees to clean-energy projects and equipment makers this fiscal year as part of an expanded push into renewables that will also see it issue green bonds overseas.
Melghat, which literally translates into a confluence of hills, also has the unsavoury distinction of being the malnutrition capital in India’s richest state – Maharashtra.
The Centre’s power distribution reforms scheme, Ujwal Discom Assurance Yojana (UDAY), has helped discoms reduce their subsidy dependence on state governments owing to improved liquidity position, a report released by the Rural Electrification Corporation (REC) said on Wednesday.
India is in electrification overdrive, with about 30,000 new electricity connections being granted every week. The Union power ministry is mapping the progress live on a website and is also measuring changes in lifestyle in the recently electrified villages
5,150 villages still under dark; PM Modi’s dream project of electrifying all villages to miss May deadline
Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s dream project of electrifying all villages in the country is going to miss its deadline of May 2017 as most states have failed to put up efforts towards last mile connectivity.
The irony does not escape Divya Devi, a homemaker, who has lived in a mud hut for the past 11 years of marriage, in the darkness of Chopan Gaon, one of many “partly electrified” villages in the district of Sonbhadra in eastern Uttar Pradesh (UP)
Even though the power sector is trying to recover from a mountain of debt and stalled projects, there’s significant action on the ground when it comes to building transmission infrastructure.
Almost a third of voters polled said power cuts were the biggest problem in Uttar Pradesh, according to a new survey conducted by by FourthLion Technologies
Confident that India will achieve 100% rural electrification by 2018, Finance Minister Arun Jaitely has proposed Rs 4,814 crore as part of budget allocation for government’s rural electrification program -under Deen Daya Upadhyayal Gram Jyoti Yojana meant for facilitating power to all rural homes.