The sudden spiralling coal demand in the country since August this year on the back of poor monsoon and reduced hydel generation saw power prices peak to Rs 10.8 per unit on the power exchange on 16 October.
Huge time and cost overruns, high upfront cost to establish projects, long-drawn process to get green clearances, additional cess imposed by various state governments on projects
Beneficiaries shall be identified and their application for electricity connection along with applicant photograph and identity proof shall be registered on spot.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday launched a new scheme Pradhan Mantri Sahaj Bijli Har Ghar Yojana –“Saubhagya” to ensure electrification of all willing households in the country in rural as well as urban areas here today.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi will announce a scheme for providing 24X7 electricity to all on September 25, Power Minister R K Singh said today.
Union minister R K Singh today said that the Centre proposes to make India the number one country in both generation and consumption of power but set no time-frame to achieve the goal.
The All India Power Engineers Federation (AIPEF) has demanded the national electricity policy be reviewed to maintain a balance between renewable energy and thermal energy and has urged R K Singh Union Power Minister to discuss the matter with the power engineers.
Assuring that the good work started by his predecessor Piyush Goyal will be continued, new Power Minister R.K. Singh on Tuesday said he would meet all standards of performance set by Goyal in making India energy-surplus.