Daily Archive: June 21, 2012

A gridlocked state of affairs

There is a lack of coordination between arms of the Government that have a major say in the power sector’s development. There are a few things that have not changed in the power sector...

Inter-ministerial panel soon on captive coal mines

The government will very soon set up an inter-ministerial panel which will look into the reasons for delay in production from captive coal blocks and suggest measures to fast-track their development amid acute shortage...

Coal India to mine 116 new coal blocks

Drawing flak for acute coal shortages across the country, the Indian government has allocated 116 mines to Coal India. This will help the firm boost production capacity and meet rising demand for fuel in...

Govt to impose 5% customsduty on power equipment

India will shortly impose a 5% import duty on power generation equipment in a move that will benefit domestic firms including Bharat Heavy Electricals Ltd (Bhel) and Larsen and Toubro Ltd (L&T) that have...

CERC moots tariff change to boost hydro power plants

The Central Electricity Regulatory Commission (CERC) is making moves to amend its rate regulations in a bid to promote hydro power projects to meet peak-hour demand. In a draft regulation to amend its terms...