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Ministry of Power

NTPC blast: Ministry of Power forms committee to probe causes of explosion

The mishap took place when the ash-pipe exploded due to pressure at the power plant.

Nov 06, 2017, 23:25 PM IST

Raj Kumar Singh, MoS Ministry of Power, Renewable Energy - Profile

Here is the profile of Raj Kumar Singh, MoS (Independent Charge) Ministry of Power, MoS (Independent Charge) Ministry of New and Renewable Energy.

Sep 03, 2017, 22:09 PM IST

PowerGrid commissions record Rs 30,300 cr projects in 2015-16

The Power Grid Corporation of India (PowerGrid) has commissioned a record Rs 30,300 crore projects in the just-concluded fiscal and also achieved a planned capex of Rs 22,500 crore.

Apr 05, 2016, 15:30 PM IST

Goverment talks of contingency plan to tackle power woes

"Today, we have stocks which can run these power plants for almost 20-22 days continously...," the minister said, adding that the buffer stock has been built up.
"Power plants are ready to produce more. They have sufficient capacity in the system. Sufficient contingency plans have been drawn up," the minister said.

Jun 03, 2015, 16:15 PM IST

RLNG subsidy to help fuel 9,000-MW power plants

The scheme provides for a per-unit tariff subsidy from the Power System Development Fund (PSDF).

May 11, 2015, 15:01 PM IST

NHPC aims at Rs 5,439 cr power sales in FY'16

NHPC has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the Ministry of Power for 2015-16.

Apr 01, 2015, 16:05 PM IST

PM Modi launches scheme for LED bulb distribution in Delhi

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday launched a scheme for LED bulb distribution under domestic efficient lighting programme in Delhi.

Jan 05, 2015, 09:51 AM IST

Cabinet may take up Electricity (Amendment) Act soon

The Cabinet may soon take up Ministry of Power's proposal to make necessary changes to the Electricity Act 2003.

Dec 10, 2014, 14:28 PM IST

Govt to bring draft model legislation for state discoms

After announcing a debt restructuring package for the state electricity boards, the government Tuesday said it would bring a draft model bill for fixing responsibility on state discoms.

Sep 25, 2012, 20:46 PM IST

REC awaits FinMin views on $1 bn FCCB proposal

Rural Electrification Corp (REC) is awaiting the response of the finance ministry on its proposal to raise USD 1 billion.

Oct 16, 2011, 11:38 AM IST

Parliamentary panel for speedy redressal of 'go' and 'no go' areas

Terming that the delay in green clearances would lead to a fall in production targets of coal and lignite firms, a Parliamentary panel has stressed on the need for "concerted efforts" to find a solution to "go" and "no go" categorisation.

Aug 18, 2011, 18:15 PM IST

Govt to invest over Rs 37K cr for setting up projects in NE

With huge potential to generate power in the northeastern region remaining untapped, the government has earmarked an investment of over Rs 37,400 crore for setting up power projects to add 5,350 MW capacity by 2016.

Dec 22, 2009, 17:37 PM IST

GMR Energy takes Ministry of Power, REC, PFC to court

GMR Energy, a subsidiary of the
GMR group, has challenged in the Delhi High Court its
disqualification from bidding for three power transmission
projects worth Rs 6,800 crore and sought a stay on the
tendering process.

Oct 27, 2009, 18:01 PM IST