The Rs 48,000-crore KUSUM scheme to promote the use of solar power among farmers would be placed before the Cabinet by next month, New and Renewable Energy Minister R K Singh said today.
The remaining 90 million t of the sector’s demand will come from Singareni Collieries and captive coal blocks, Coal India executives said.
While addressing ANI’s India Infracon 2018 in the national capital on Tuesday, Union Minister of State (MoS) for Power R K Singh announced that the government is planning to set up a ‘Green Corridor’ to transport renewable energy from renewable energy generating sectors.
India will explore foreign markets like Sri Lanka, Nepal and Bangladesh for its surplus power generation capacity, Power Minister R K Singh said today.
In order to boost coal supplies to power plants, the government has decided on various steps including the use of dedicated rail transportation and setting up of power projects only within 500 km from coal mines, sources said.
Acknowledging that coal shortage hit power generation in the current year, and that coal supply still was a sore point, the power ministry has said that the sector would need 615 million tonnes of coal supply in the coming financial year.
Power Minister R K Singh today launched a web-based monitoring system and a fly-ash mobile application which would act as an interface between producers and consumers.
The Indian farmer will effectively bear only 10 per cent of cost for solarising his agricultural pump under a scheme unveiled in the Budget 2018-19, Power Minister R.K. Singh said.
India’s economy would grow at 8.5% next fiscal and the 7.5% growth projection by economists is on the “conservative side”, power minister R. K. Singh said on Thursday.
To promote the uptake of electric vehicles (EVs) in the country, the government is ready to amend the Electricity Act, 2003.