coal imports has been declining over the last three years. During 2014-15 India imported 217.78 million tonnes of coal which declined to 203.95 million tonnes in 2015-16 and further to 190.95 million tonnes in 2016-17.
The trend of fall in import of coal continued unabated in 2017-18 and during April-June 2017-18, 52.74 million tonnes of coal was imported against 57.38 million tonnes in the corresponding previous period registering a 8.1% fall, Union Minister Piyush Goyal said citing figures of the Directorate General of Commercial Intelligence & Statistics.
As per DFS data, the total advances towards electricity generation sector reported by Scheduled Commercial Banks (SCBs) is about Rs. 4.71 lakh crore and most of them are standard assets.
Union Minister of State (IC) for Power, Coal, New & Renewable Energy and Mines, Mr Piyush Goyal informed the Upper House of the Parliament (Rajya Sabha) that Government has reviewed the status of 34 stressed Thermal Power Projects, as per the list provided by Department of Financial Services (DFS), with an estimated debt of about
Rs. 1.77 lakh crore.
Minister of State (IC) for Power, Coal, New & Renewable Energy and Mines, Shri Piyush Goyal, in a written reply to a question in Lok Sabha today, informed the House that as on 12th July 2017
As many as 3,285 inaccessible villages have been electrified in various States across the country under Decentralized Distributed Generation Scheme, minister Piyush Goyal said.
Union Minister of State (IC) for Power, Coal, New & Renewable Energy and Mines, Piyush Goyal, in a written reply to a question in Rajya Sabha on Monday informed that as per information provided by the States, 13,872 un-electrified census villages have been reported to be electrified up to 30th June, 2017, out of 18,452 un-electrified villages in the country as on 1st April, 2015.
India will stay ahead of China in growth sweepstakes in 2017 as well as 2018, said the International Monetary Fund (IMF) while retaining the country’s GDP forecast at 7.2 per cent for the current fiscal.
Honourable Members, I would like to acknowledge my deep gratitude and appreciation to Honourable Speaker and the Honourable Chairman, Rajya Sabha and Honourable Members of Parliament for organizing this farewell ceremony on the eve of my demitting office as the 13th President of the Republic of India.
PPAs signed for first Wind Auction totalling 1050 MW
Union Minister of State (IC) for Power, Coal, New & Renewable Energy and Mines, Piyush Goyal presided over the signing of Power Purchase Agreements (PPAs) for purchase of 1050 MW of wind power under Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE)’s first Wind Auction Scheme on Friday.
Union Minister of State (I/C) for Petroleum and Natural Gas, Dharmendra Pradhan chaired the first meeting of apex body for policy formulation and implementation of ‘Roadmap to achieve target of 10 % reduction in import dependency in oil and gas by 2021-22
Beating a host of public and private sector companies, Maharatna engineering and manufacturing enterprise, Bharat Heavy Electricals Limited (BHEL) has been conferred the ‘ICAI National Award for Excellence in Cost Management 2016’.
As on 30.09.2015 total debt of all State owned DISCOMs was Rs. 3.95 lakh Cr. The 26 states and 1 UT which have joined the UDAY scheme account for total outstanding debt of Rs. 3.82 lakh Cr. Hence, ~97% of the total outstanding debt of all State DISCOMs has been covered under UDAY.