Daily Archive: February 18, 2013

For demand-side electricity reforms

The recent times have seen several States enhancing their electricity tariffs — the most recent case being in Delhi that came with the usual public outcry and protests. In times to come, with the...

NGO claims consumers over-billed by Rs 45,00 cr

Private distribution companies in the city have billed the consumers an additional Rs 4,500 crore in the last five years for electricity that was never actually supplied, a report by an NGO alleged today....

Bengal reiterates demand for coal regulator

West Bengal Power Minister Manish Gupta on Saturday reiterated the State’s demand for appointment of a coal regulator. He said the sector had become “monopolistic” because of the State-run Coal India Ltd’s stranglehold over...

India seeks stake in Turkmenistan’s gas fields

India wants a share in gas fields inTurkmenistan from where the proposed $9-billion transnational gas pipeline will cross terrorist-infested regions of Afghanistan and Pakistan to deliver gas across the Punjab border. “India is keen on...

Gap between Coal India, foreign coal price narrows

Although prices of thermal coal have fallen in overseas markets, Coal India Ltd has held rates steady since the beginning of last year, somewhat narrowing the huge gap between the two. The shrinking disparity promises to...