Daily Archive: September 16, 2013

L&T Construction Wins Rs.1,793 Cr. New Orders

Larsen & Toubro Ltd. said L&T Construction had won new orders worth Rs.1,793 crore across various business segments in July, August and September 2013. The Metallurgical and Material Handling Business, a leading player in the sector has bagged new orders...

Ranigunj promising for shale gas exploration

The Central Mine Planning and Design Institute Limited (CMPDI) has submitted data for six shale gas blocks to the Directorate General of Hydrocarbons (DGH), paving the way for the government to auction them. “Out of the first six...

Power demand-supply gap narrows in April-August

KOLKATA: Data released by at least three state-run organisations indicate a steep fall in the country’s electricity demand-supply gap in the five months to August, but experts say the blackouts in rural areas belie...

CERC asks states to respond to power rate hike proposal

NEW DELHI: The power regulator, Central Electricity Regulatory Commission, has asked states to respond within four weeks on a recommendation to hike tariff for power supplied from imported coal-based projects of Tata Power and Adani Power at Mundra,...

MP Govt seeks PM intervention for green nod to power project

BHOPAL: Madhya Pradesh government has sought Prime Minister Manmohan Singh’s intervention for early environmental clearance for stage-II of Shree Singaji Thermal Power Project coming up in Khandwa district. Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan has made this request in...

Bihar has lots of potential in solar energy: Hande

PATNA: Bihar government should withdraw 5% VAT on solar equipment to boost the use of renewable energy in the state which has huge potential in this field, said Magsaysay award winner Harish Hande on...

New transmission line offers respite to power hit Assam

MUMBAI: Power-hungry Assam has got a lifeline as the first of the two lines of the first ultra mega transmission project has started operations. Sterlite Grid, a part of the Vedanta group, has commissioned a double-circuit transmission line...

Brazil cools on nuclear power plans; favors wind

(Reuters) – Brazil will probably scale down its plans for new nuclear plants due to safety concerns following the 2011 radiation leak in Japan and pick up some of the slack with a “revolution”...