No easy way out for India

No easy way out for India

The saving grace about the gathering storms in the Persian Gulf is that President Trump’s foreign policy is driven by the intersection of US domestic politics and his own calculus in the November 2020 presidential election. Getting into a military conflict with Iran will be bad politics for him

NGT disposes of IOCL appeal against pollution board notice

NGT disposes of IOCL appeal against pollution board notice

The National Green Tribunal (NGT) has disposed of an appeal of the Indian Oil Corporation Limited (IOCL) against a show-cause notice for the revocation of consent to operate served by the Haryana State Pollution Control Board (HSPCB) under Section 33A of the Water (Prevention and Control of Pollution) Act, 1974.

Farmers may be allowed to install solar panels soon

Farmers may be allowed to install solar panels soon

New and Renewable Energy Minister RK Singh said soon (15-20 days) a new scheme would be launched allowing farmers to set up 2 MW solar panels to produce power to be bought by the government. RK Singh, a former Union Home Secretary, said farmers could earn up to Rs 1 lakh per year per acre.

Centre for N-plants in Punjab

Centre for N-plants in Punjab

The Centre today said it was in the process of “exploring new sites in Punjab for setting up atomic power plants”. Replying to a supplementary by Anantnag MP Hasnain Masoodi on the shortage of power in Jammu and Kashmir during Question Hour

Rains elusive, power demand on the rise

Rains elusive, power demand on the rise

Following intense heat wave and ongoing paddy season, the power demand in Punjab reached its peak with Punjab State Power Corporation Limited (PSPCL) meeting an exceeded demand of 12,775 Mega Watts (MW) this afternoon breaking last year’s record demand of 12,542 MW achieved on July 9.

Ambala, Thanesar to get CNG, PNG facilities

Ambala, Thanesar to get CNG, PNG facilities

Residents of Ambala City and Thanesar in Kurukshetra districts are set to get the double benefit of piped natural gas (PNG) and compressed natural gas (CNG). The work to lay the PNG pipeline has already begun in the two cities

Power Corpn meets record demand of 2,638L units

Power Corpn meets record demand of 2,638L units

Punjab State Power Corporation Limited (PSPCL) has met the record demand of electricity in the state. PSPCL chief managing director Baldev Singh Sran said the corporation supplied 2,638 lakh units of electricity on Saturday to all consumers

Punjab’s industrial units embrace green fuel

Punjab’s industrial units embrace green fuel

To redress environmental woes and cut production cost, industry in Punjab is shifting to green fuel (LPG). Industries dealing in bicycle manufacturing, forging and heat treatment, bakery, steel rolling mills and textiles have started using LPG instead of pet coke and furnace oil as fuel.

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