Railways is incurring losses on passenger operations every year, Lok Sabha was told today.
The National Highways Authority of India (NHAI) is on the job to finish five expressway projects, including Rs4,428-crore Eastern Peripheral Expressway, to decongest Delhi, Parliament was informed on Thursday.
Use of energy efficient LED bulbs has led to reduction of power bills by Rs 20,000 crore, the Lok Sabha was informed today.
Ratnagiri Gas and Power Pvt. Limited (RGPPL) has started generation of power under the scheme of Utilization of gas based power generation capacity for the year 2015-16 and 2016-17
The trend of fall in import of coal has continued in 2016-17 wherein for the period April 2016-January 2017, coal imports have reduced by 2.59% as compared to the corresponding period of the previous year.
On the back of increased domestic production, India’s coal imports have fallen from 217.78 Mte in 2014-15 to 199.88 Mte in 2015-16.
Seventeen states have agreed to form joint ventures with the Railways to fast-track infrastructure projects, the Lok Sabha was informed today.
The Lok Sabha today passed Railway Appropriation Bills and supplementary demands for grants for this year.
As India continues to rely on conventional sources of energy, with thermal power contributing a major proportion of all the electricity produced in the country, acute shortage of water around power plants appears to be having an impact on the power output with India losing about 5,870 million units of generation due to the non-availability of water till February in this financial year.
In 2016-17, there has been decline of coal stocks at pitheads the top of a mining pit or coal shaft of Coal India Limited (CIL) as well as at power plants, said union minister Piyush Goyal.
Union Minister of State (I/C) for Coal, Power, New & Renewable Energy and Mines, Piyush Goyal, said in Lok Sabha today that the total coal imports have been consistently reducing over the last three years.