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
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.
To provide a one-time opportunity to defaulting consumers, including government departments with running or disconnected supply, to get their default amounts settled, the Punjab State Power Corporation Limited (PSPCL) has launched the ‘one-time settlement’ (OTS) scheme.
The state government has cancelled eight controversial mini hydropower projects on Kaushalya and Ghaggar rivers in Chandigarh’s vicinity apparently after the intervention of the Prime Minister’s Office (PMO).
The Dakshin Haryana Bijli Vitran Nigam (DHBVN) has launched a drive to check power thefts and line losses following high demand for electricity in this sweltering heat. The drive was launched in the first week of June.
Environmentalists have demanded that government should withdraw the ‘green’ tag given to hydro-power projects and stop further subsiding the sector, especially large projects.
Operations at the long-delayed Jaitapur nuclear power plant in Maharashtra’s Ratnagiri district will not commence anytime soon.The new-generation atomic power reactors required for the plant are still undergoing refinement, say sources.
The rising prices of LPG refill have severely affected the beneficiaries of the Pradhan Mantri Ujjwala Yojana. Under the scheme, they were given stoves and cylinders free of cost. Although the subsidy is deposited in the bank account of the beneficiaries, the latter are finding it hard to shell out increased money.
The Punjab State Electricity Regulatory Commission on Monday revised the tariff for the financial year 2018-19 for all categories of consumers by 2.14 % and also increased fixed charges for all the category of consumers by Rs 10 per KW with effect from June 1.
The Railways are planning to ply a modified version of the indigenously developed Train 18 on the Mumbai-Delhi route, according to officials here. Based on feedback received from passengers of the first Train 18