In a major shift from the past, Indian Railways plans to bid out large tenders as high as 1,500 km under the engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) model for railway electrification, to achieve its target of full electrification by 2021.
Pradhan Mantri Sahaj Bijli Har Ghar Yojana –“Saubhagya” a new scheme was launched by the Prime Minister Narendra Modi to ensure electrification of all willing households in the country in rural as well as urban areas on 25th September, 2017.
The Government’s rural electrification drive has not improved the situation ‘appreciably’ as many households in electrified villages continue to live without power, a recent Niti Aayog report said.
Rural Electrification Corp, the nodal public sector company to finance power projects in rural India is planning to raise $300 million by selling bonds to overseas investors as early as next week, two people familiar with the deal said.
No evidence of socioeconomic benefits in India’s rural communities after electrification: Researchers
Social scientists from the US and the UK have found that providing electricity to rural communities in India has not brought about the socioeconomic benefits that were predicted.
Despite very low trade between India and Mauritania, New Delhi has approved letters of credit worth $65.68 million for a solar-diesel hybrid rural electrification project in the north African country, the Embassy of Mali, which is also accredited to the country, has said.
When Piyush Goyal took over as the Union Minister for Power, Coal and Renewable Energy in May 2014, he inherited perhaps the worst of the UPA regime’s handiwork.
24X7 power for all, action plan for 100 per cent household electrification, smart metering, and simplification of tariff, among others, will be thrashed out at the two-day conference of power ministers of states and Union territories here on May 3-4
Report by Kishore Dash; Bhubaneswar: As many as 110 remote villages in Naxal-affected cut-off area, on the other side of the vast Chitrakonda reservoir in the district which have no electricity supply since long will soon be illuminated thereby opening a new window for the development of the region to where right now there is no on road connectivity
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