Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan has claimed all villages in the state will be electrified by October and Rs 2 lakh crore spent on development of tribals in five years.
Oil India Ltd has commissioned a 52.5-MW commercial wind energy project developed partly in Gujarat and partly in Madhya Pradesh. A company statement said that another 500-KW captive solar project in Jorhat, Assam has also been commissioned.
The Union government has launched Gram Swaraj Abhiyan, to promote social harmony and apprises rural communities of various government welfare schemes and initiatives. The campaign was launched on April 14 and will continue till May 5 in 16000 villages across the country.
GE Power today announced the completion of first turnkey full flow wet flue gas desulphurization (WFGD) unit at state power giant NTPC’s 500 MW Super Thermal Power project site in Vindhyachal, Madhya Pradesh.
70- km Marwar-Udaipur metre-gauge railway section falling in the bio-diversity sanctuary of Todgarh Raoli has been identified as one of the five meter gauge stretches that will be preserved as heritage stretches by Indian Railways.
Moving beyond the five hill networks that are major tourist attractions, Indian Railways is planning to also preserve its old five-metre gauge tracks built during its early days in the British era to promote heritage tourism.
While the onset of wind auctions from early last year has led to greater transparency in the determination of wind tariffs, the transition has also sharply reduced wind capacity addition in 2017-18. The capacity added has only been 1,739.14 MW through the year against a target of 4,500 MW, and far less than the 5,400 MW added in 2016-17 or even the 3,460 MW achieved in 2015-16.
After solar power, Madhya Pradesh is actively considering to push use of concentrated solar thermal technology (CST) in industrial clusters in the state because of inherent advantages.
National oil companies of Oman, Kuwait and Abu Dhabi are in talks to buy up to 24% stake in Madhya Pradesh’s Bina refinery, two people aware of the development said.
The Delhi High Court has asked the Centre to decide in two weeks the plea by Sasan Power Ltd, a Reliance Power subsidiary, for permission to mine coalfrom its two mines in excess of the 17 MTPA cap to enable it to run the 3,960 megawatt power project in Madhya Pradesh.