Uttar Pradesh reels under acute power crisis

Uttar Pradesh is in the grip of acute power crisis with restricted demand of electricity going up to about 13,000 mega watt and availability of power on Sunday ranging from 10,000-11,000 MW.

Rs 1 lakh cr worth transmission lines to be set up in 6 months

 As part of Centre's efforts to enhance power transmission capacity in southern states, transmission lines worth Rs 1 lakh crore would be enabled in another six months, Union Minister Piyush Goyal said today.

Previous govts in Haryana, AP, Rajasthan blamed for power crisis

Centre today blamed the "wrong policies" of previous governments in Haryana, Andhra Pradesh and Rajasthan for the poor state of affairs in the state electricity boards.

BJP government not helping to overcome UP power crisis: SP

The Samajwadi Party (SP) Monday accused the Centre of being biased against Uttar Pradesh in the matter of power allocation.

It's proving difficult to tackle power crisis due to theft: UP CM

Expressing concern over power theft through illegal connections, Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav on Tuesday said it was becoming difficult to deal with power crisis due to this problem.

Thieves fry Kenya's power grid to cook fast food

The morning scene is increasingly routine for Kenyans. When it`s time to start the day, the power is already out. Somewhere nearby, the shell of a wrecked electrical transformer lies on its side underneath the pole where it had been fixed 20 feet off the ground.

Akhilesh blames centre for power crisis in UP

Lucknow: Holding the NDA government at the Centre responsible for the power crisis in Uttar Pradesh, Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav today said the state was not getting its allocated quota of coal and power.

UP, central govt officials meet on power crisis in state

The Uttar Pradesh government on Saturday raised the issue of short supply of coal and lower supply from the central power pool as main reasons behind the electricity crisis in the state.

Andhra govt to form panel over power restoration during calamities

Andhra Pradesh Government on Monday decided to constitute a technical committee to study the possible ways for restoring power connectivity in shortest period during natural calamities.

Telangana power crisis: CM says Centre "vengeful" towards state

Under fire from the TDP, ruling neighbouring Andhra Pradesh and opposition parties over his of way tackling power crisis in Telangana, its Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao on Saturday dragged Centre into the issue accusing it of adopting a "vengeful attitude" towards his State.

Power crisis continues in Uttar Pradesh

The power crisis in Uttar Pradesh deepened on Thursday with the plant load factor (PLF) in most of the units tripping, an official said.

Centre must ensure UP gets quality coal to end power crises: Akhilesh Yadav

Amid ongoing spat between the Centre and Akhilesh Yadav government over 'non-cooperation' in solving the power crises, the Chief Minister on Wednesday asked the Centre to ensure the state gets good quality and sufficient coal supply to solve the problem.

PM should show leadership or shoulder responsibility: Prithviraj Chavan


Mumbai: Prime Minister Narendra Modi should show "leadership" to resolve the power crisis in the country or else shoulder complete responsibility for any breakdown, Maharashtra Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan (rpt Prithviraj Chavan) said here on Sunday.

No request from Maharashtra for additional power: Goyal

Asking Maharashtra government not to politicise the power supply issue, Power and Coal Minister Piyush Goyal on Sunday said the state has made no request for allocation of additional electricity.

Piyush Goyal blames UP govt's non-cooperation for state's power mess

 Power and Coal Minister Piyush Goyal today said non-cooperation of the Uttar Pradesh government and poor law and order situation are responsible for power crisis in the state.

Blackout casts shadow over Narendra Modi's economic recovery

 Narendra Modi took decisive action as chief minister of Gujarat to secure round-the-clock supplies of electricity. Now, as prime minister of India, he is under attack for failing to avert a national power crisis.

Prithviraj Chavan seeks meeting of CMs on power crisis

 Maharashtra Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan today asked the Prime Minister Narendra Modi to convene a meeting of the Chief Ministers to discuss the acute power shortage which he said had affected at least five states.

Centre deliberately denying power to Maharashtra: Prithviraj Chavan

Maharashtra Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan on Monday alleged that the Central government was denying power from the central grids deliberately, and blamed the BJP-led NDA government for the power crisis in the state.

Protest against power crisis, law and order situation in UP

BJP MPs from Uttar Pradesh Monday started a day-long dharna in Lucknow as a part of the state-wide agitation to protest against power crisis, poor law and order situation and other issues.

Akhilesh Yadav blames Centre for power crisis in UP

Blaming the Centre for the power crises in UP, Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav on Saturday claimed the state was not getting its alloted quota and took a jibe at BJP, saying why it had not raised the state`s share after winning the Lok Sabha election.