Tuesday, 17 May, 2022
TopicPower ministry

Topic: Power ministry

Modi govt asks coal plants to operate at full capacity to address power crisis

Of the 17.6 gigawatts of India’s power generation capacity that’s designed to use imported coal, just 10 gigawatts is currently operating, the power ministry said.

Modi govt asks states to utilise unallocated power from central stations amid coal crisis

The power ministry also said that the distribution companies should not sell electricity in the power exchange and starve their own consumers.

Caught between SC & Centre, 24 Uttarakhand hydel projects stuck on paper after 2013 floods

Despite 31 Supreme Court hearings and 3 government committee reports, a clear policy on hydroelectricity projects (HEPs) in Uttarakhand has remained elusive. 

Modi govt is considering shutting down old, polluting thermal power plants

Efforts to close old coal plants have gathered pace amid rising outcry against air pollution and deepening concerns over climate change.

Power grids prepare for load disruption after Modi’s call to switch off lights on Sunday

PM Modi’s call to switch off lights for 9 minutes Sunday evening could result in a sudden drop of about 15 gigawatt of power demand across the nation.

Modi govt sees privatisation as answer to ailing state power firms

States with electricity utilities losing more than 15% of revenue due to archaic networks, power theft & sloppy billing, collections will be pushed to privatise.

Govt plans Rs 2.5 trillion-worth power reforms to boost infrastructure

The plan could include the installation of about 250 million prepaid smart meters, which are expected to boost revenue collection, as well upgrade systems to better monitor and control networks.

Ex-IAS officer Subhash Garg on bold decisions that may not have kept his bosses in good humour

Full text of a note by Subhash Garg who opted for voluntary retirement after being transferred from the finance to the power ministry.

Subhash Chandra Garg says no connection between his retirement & finance ministry transfer

Former finance secretary Subhash Chandra Garg had announced his voluntary retirement from service a day after he was shifted to the power ministry.

Shunted to power ministry, finance secretary Subhash Garg opts for voluntary retirement

Subhash Chandra Garg, moved to power ministry Wednesday, was behind the budget announcement to raise funds from sovereign bond issuance overseas.

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Pakistan Prime Minister-elect Shehbaz Sharif on 7 April | Photographer: Aamir Qureshi/AFP/Getty Images via Bloomberg

The four-point plan to revive Pakistan’s economy—from land reform to real estate

Pakistan must reduce non-productive expenditures like defence. The country's political economy has been overdetermined by the imperative of 'national security'.

Bad timing could hamper LIC IPO

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Representational image of army personnel in Ladakh | ANI

India ‘doesn’t foresee’ border fighting with China, but ‘won’t back down’ if tensions reignite

Aim is to ensure not just disengagement of troops, but overall de-escalation. Govt in favour of solving tensions through talks as it wants peace with all neighbours including China.

How Congress is like the Ambassador & why Indian politics needs a brand new set of wheels

Like the car, nothing the party has done to reinvent itself has worked. Only way forward is to offer something looking towards the future, not in image of glorious past.