The Prime Minister called for establishment of some model solar cities, where the power requirement is fulfilled solely by solar energy. A similar effort, he said can be made to make certain localities kerosene-free.
Prime Minister, Narendra Modi on Monday reviewed progress of key infrastructure sectors including petroleum and natural gas, power, renewable energy and housing. The review meeting, which came soon after the review of connectivity-related infrastructure sectors in the last week of April, lasted for about three hours, and was attended by top officials from PMO, NITI Aayog and all infrastructure Ministries of the Government of India.
ISRO launched PM Narendra Modi’s ‘priceless gift’ satellite today. The satellite built by India Space Research Organisation is not only aimed to boost the ‘neighbourhood first’ policy but also make new inroads to global space diplomacy
Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu has said that bidding for the redevelopment of 25 railways stations will begin soon. 25 of the country’s most prominent railway stations will be redeveloped at a minimum investment of Rs 30,000 crore
Prime Minister Narendra Modi chaired a meeting of infrastructure sectors, including roads, railways, airports, digital ports and coal, calling for a consolidated approach to complete existing projects within stipulated timelines.
Commuters and petrol pump owners in Gurugram are both unhappy with the suggestion to keep petrol pumps shut on Sundays, even though some of the nationwide petrol pump dealers’ bodies have announced they will support the move, following PM Narendra Modi’s call to conserve fuel
“Eight highways in Gujarat, totaling 1,200 km, will be converted into National Highways at an investment of Rs 12,000 crore,” PM Modi said and added that the pace of highways construction has risen 11 times to 22 km per day from 2 km/day during the previous regime.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday announced investment of Rs 12,000 crore in upgrading eight highways in Gujarat to National Highways as part of efforts to boost infrastructure development and job generation in the state.
OPaL, a joint venture company promoted by ONGC, GAIL, and GSPC, is the single largest petrochemical plant in the country that has a capacity to produce 14 lakh tonnes of polymers and 5 lakh tonnes of chemicals such as benzene annually.
India’s largest petrochemical plant, built by ONGC Petro Additions Ltd (OPaL) at a cost of Rs 30,000 crore, at Dahej Special Economic Zone (SEZ) was dedicated to the nation by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday.
The Modi government is planning to launch its first major auction of oilfields within the next two months under the revamped Hydrocarbon Exploration Licensing Policy (HELP) worked out by the oil ministry
Moving with the aim of eradicating the misdirected subsidies (going to the rich and upper middle class) and providing access of clean cooking fuel to homes in rural India , the government in the past two years initiated various schemes like PAHAL, Ujjwala, “Give it up” and “Give back” that have together yielded notable results.
In line with the government’s vision to make India a gas based economy, all-out efforts are being made to provide access of LPG (clean cooking gas) to all rural kitchens and rural women who have been fighting the menace of smoke by using wood in their kitchens.