Daily Archive: April 8, 2015

State to oppose move on privatising power supply

The State government will oppose theCentre’s proposal to allow privatisation of supply and distribution of power, Energy Minister D?K?Shivakumar said in Bengaluru on Tuesday. Shivakumar said the Centre had proposed to allow private players...

Power haves, power have-nots

Union Power Minister Piyush Goyal has promised 24×7 electricity supply to all Indians by March 2019. A decade ago, launching the Rajiv Gandhi Grameen Vidyutikaran Yojana, the UPA government had set a similar target...

Infratweets: Delhi chokes on toxic fumes

Smart cities—change of plans?: The original concept of setting up 100 new smart cities was aimed at accommodating the growing pressures of urbanisation. It appears now that the plan is being modified whereby existing...

Rolta Power plans to invest Rs 1,000 crore in five years

Rolta Power, which entered the solar power sector in September last year with 40 megawatt capacity for manufacturing photovoltaic (PV) modules in Mumbai, is expanding its capacity to 100 MW. The earlier-than-expected capacity addition...

HC upholds BHEL’s 9Kcr Ennore project

CHENNAI: Weighing the mammoth size of BHEL and the sheer number of power projects it had executed all across India, accounting for more than 50% of power generation in the nation, the Madras high...

CIL allowed to sell more coal via e-auction

In a boost to Coal India Ltd, the government has increased the quantity of coal that the state-owned miner can sell through e-auction. Coal India Ltd, which had last year sold 7 per cent...

NTPC eyeing stranded private power project

NEW DELHI: Country’s largest power producer NTPC (BSE 0.16 %) is planning to acquire a plant with up to 4,000 MW capacity for about Rs 20,000 crore, said a source. The company is in...