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Power cuts may cause 40% dip in industrial production: Assocham

Last Updated: Monday, June 02, 2014, 15:40

Continued power outages in various parts of the country are adversely affecting the domestic industrial production, which may fall by 40 percent in June-July, industry body Assocham said.

Goyal to meet Modi; to set priorities for power sector

Last Updated: Monday, June 02, 2014, 14:11

Power and Coal Minister Piyush Goyal will today meet Prime Minister Narendra Modi to discuss and establish top priorities in the power sector.

No change in gas supply preference, urea remains top priority

Last Updated: Wednesday, July 17, 2013, 18:50

Fearing backlash from farmers, a high-powered ministerial panel on Wednesday rejected a proposal to cut natural gas supplies to urea plants and divert that fuel to power companies.

India Ratings maintains stable outlook for power sector

Last Updated: Monday, July 15, 2013, 21:42

Maintaining stable outlook for the power sector for the second half of the year, India Ratings Monday said that higher fuel costs and weak financial profiles of power distribution companies could pose major challenges to the sector.

India expects greater US investment in power sector: Scindia

Last Updated: Wednesday, July 03, 2013, 18:48

Government expects more investments from the US in the power sector, Union Minister Jyotiraditya Scindia has said.

Implementation of measures key to power sector revival: Icra

Last Updated: Sunday, February 03, 2013, 18:53

On rescheduling of the validity scheme to March 31 from December 31 last, the report says there could be further delays in submission of the financial restructuring proposal by discoms, due to challenges in seeking the consent from states.

Power sector needs more financial incentives: Tata Power

Last Updated: Tuesday, January 29, 2013, 15:51

"The power sector has been in need of urgent attention and a number of issues need to be addressed in the Union Budget 2013-14 to let the power sector grow at 12 percent every fiscal — which is required to support a GDP growth of 7-8 percent," Tata Power Managing Director Anil Sardana said.

Coal regulatory authority to be set up soon

Last Updated: Monday, January 21, 2013, 22:20

The government Monday said it will soon appoint a coal regulator to monitor the fuel pricing, sampling and other practices in the sector.

Sluggish power sector could hit economic growth: India Ratings

Last Updated: Wednesday, January 16, 2013, 16:31

For every one percent increase in Gross Domestic Product (GDP), the power generation need to increase by one percent.

Availability of coal a major challenge for power sector

Last Updated: Saturday, December 01, 2012, 20:11

A 500 MW power plant in Koderma was ready, but was unable to start commercial production due to scarcity of coal, the DVC chairman said.

Power sector needs Rs 13.72 lakh cr for 12th Plan period

Last Updated: Monday, April 30, 2012, 21:15

The country's power sector requires Rs 13.72 lakh crore in funding for the 12th Five-Year Plan (2012-17), the government said Monday.

Rs 11 lakh cr needed for adding 1 lakh MW capacity in 5 yrs

Last Updated: Thursday, March 15, 2012, 18:16

The power sector would require a whopping investment of about Rs 11 lakh crore in the next five years to achieve the targetted capacity addition of over 1,00,000 MW, the Economic Survey 2011-12 said.