Daily Archive: May 6, 2012

Centre promises to empower Bihar with 1,320 MW

Extending an helping hand to power-starved Bihar, the Centre has agreed to allocate 50% of electricity from upcoming 1,320 MW NTPC’s Barh unit in Patna district. It has also agreed to expeditiously take up...

Policy hampering India’s solar mission

 An analysis of India’s National Solar Mission shows that a key provision of the policy meant to encourage local manufacturing was actually counterproductive and hobbling the nascent sector. According to the provisions, power plant...

Coal supply pacts lack substance

By Kameswara Rao It is hard to recall another commercial contract that has attracted as much impassioned debate as Coal India’s (CIL) fuel supply agreements (FSA). The unusual step of presidential directive, vocal stance of minority...