Friday, 21 January, 2022
TopicPower plants

Topic: Power plants

These are India’s options to tackle power crunch as coal crisis worsens

Coal-fired power stations have an average of 4 days’ worth of fuel stock, and over half the plants are already on alert for outages. India's options right now are limited.

Power crisis, urea shortage, piled-up grain stock — how goods train suspension has hit Punjab

With goods trains not plying in Punjab since 2 Oct, both govt & private thermal plants are facing acute coal shortage. Urea for farms is also not reaching state, leading to shortage.

Two months on, discoms struggling to use Modi govt’s Rs 90,000 cr lifeline to power sector

The Rs 90,000 cr power sector loans are among a raft of measures announced by Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman to help revive the economy.

Why it’s always sunny in India’s renewable power market

If India’s power project developers can make round-the-clock renewables work on the business side, they’ll be an attractive option for India’s power buyers.

India’s most intractable bad loans lie in the power sector

A parliamentary subcommittee estimated earlier this year that 34,000 megawatts-worth of capacity is in trouble.

Stolen power to the people

Fahad Mustafa and Deepti Kakkar must rank amongst our bravest creative young people for making 'Katiyabaaz', a documentary about organised power theft in our rotting cities.

On Camera

YourTurn

How Facebook and Amazon rely on an invisible workforce

The market for on-demand, digital tasks is estimated by the World Bank to be worth $25 billion, with Meta Platforms, Amazon, YouTube as some of the biggest buyers.
Representational image of a jewellery store | ANI

India Jewellery Park to be set up in Mumbai, aims to attract Rs 20,000 crore investment

The Gem & Jewellery Export Promotion Council and Maharashtra Industrial Development Corporation have signed a draft agreement granting possession of a plot for setting up the park.

Defence

Foreign secretary Harsh Vardhan Shringla meets German Navy chief Vice Admiral Kay-Achim Schönbach on 20 January. | Twitter | @MEAIndia

New chapter in ties as Indian foreign secy meets Germany navy chief, warship ‘Bayern’ visits

With Germany identifying India as one of the key partners in its Indo-Pacific policy, a German frigate entered Indian waters for a port call in Mumbai, in a major signal to China.
Illustration by Soham Sen | ThePrint

Read my lips, I’m hurting, says Pakistan’s National Security Policy. What it means for India

The new policy is mostly chaff, but it reveals the most inward-looking Pakistan in 3 decades. It needs breathing space, and is realising loss of stature and friendship with US.
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