The contractual workers, protesting under the banner of the Labour Contract Society (LCS), said they had been recruited four decades ago to the posts of helper, storekeeper and supervisor.
China, the US and India together accounted for nearly 70 per cent of the rise in energy demand, even as such demand worldwide grew by 2.3 per cent last year, at its fastest pace this decade, the International Energy Agency (IEA) said on Tuesday.
In 2012-13, the share of natural gas in India’s energy mix was around 10.5 per cent. Surprisingly, despite the fact that the Narendra Modi-led government had set a goal of taking this share to 15 per cent by 2022, the contribution of natural gas in the country’s energy basket has declined to almost 6.5 per cent now.
The two countries accounting for the fastest growth in energy demand – India and China – both start with relatively coal-intensive fuel mixes. The share of coal within India declines only modestly, driven by increasing coal consumption within the Indian power sector
India is pushing for energy justice on a global platform, similar to the efforts that have been made within the country, said Minister for Petroleum and Natural Gas, Dharmendra Pradhan.
Bengal has seen a rapid growth in electricity consumption, both industrial and domestic. This is the result of the Trinamool Congress Government’s push, under the leadership of Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee, towards excellence of Bangla in all matters.
The Prime Minister’s Office has asked nodal ministries to speed up efforts to bring all states on board for the inclusion of oil, natural gas, electricity and coal under the ambit of the goods and service tax (GST).
Reliance Infrastructure-owned power discoms in Delhi today announced they have signed an agreement with Solar Energy Corporation of India (SECI) for sourcing 100 Megawatt power each at a rate of Rs 2.84 per unit for the next 25 years.
Short-term power prices declined to Rs 3.59/kilowatt hour (kWh) in November compared to the last two months and increased marginally from Rs 3.55/kWh in November 2017.
2018 marked the turnaround of the thermal power sector. A steady rise in demand began pushing up utilization levels, and as fuel supplies lagged demand, prices in the spot electricity market shot up. But insufficient coal and high