Sunday, 27 November, 2022
TopicPower sector

Topic: Power sector

Adani, GMR, L&T and IntelliSmart bid for prepaid smart meter tenders worth Rs 23,000 cr in UP

The tenders, floated by 4 power distribution companies in the state, are part of the Modi govt's all-India push to upgrade and improve the power distribution network in India.

After ‘freak accident’, it’s full steam ahead for India’s 1st geothermal power project in Ladakh

Among the least polluting sources of energy, the geothermal plant project in Ladakh has great potential, but environmentalists and locals remain concerned.

Electricity Bill 2022 is a remedy worse than the disease afflicting India’s power sector

The 2022 Bill only takes forward the market-is-solution-for-all-ills theory of Montek Singh Ahluwalia who is the prime architect of Electricity Act 2003.

SubscriberWrites: Electricity socialism could be the reason for power sector’s crisis in India

Subsidized power is not subsidizing either regular or industrial consumers, and low tariffs are not really protecting anyone, writes Manasa Pidatala.

Coal supply will improve but it’s time India transitions to options like natural gas for power

As the monsoon recedes, the supply of coal is likely to improve. Better planning and improvement in supply will help improve logistics in future.

India’s coal-power crisis is another reminder that the sector’s reforms have a long way to go

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Andhra, MP lead states in reforms-for-loans but they all stay away from tough power sector

Finance ministry statement says Andhra & Madhya Pradesh have completed three of the four reforms proposed by Modi govt, which makes them eligible for incentives offered by it.

What is Electricity (Amendment) Bill 2020 and why farmers are opposing it

Farmers protesting against the three farm laws passed by the Centre are also against the proposed Electricity (Amendment) Bill 2020.

These are the 18 sectors that have been identified as ‘strategic’ for India by Modi govt

According to the plan, in strategic sectors, there will be a maximum of four public sector units and a minimum of one unit operating. The govt plans to exit the rest. 

Modi govt’s power sector bailout will depend on states clearing dues of utilities

States that want to avail the bailout announced in the stimulus package need to provide a timeline for payment of pending power bills and subsidies.

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Apple revolutionised smartwatch. Then came the budget wave and more—AmazFit, Fitbit to Samsung

The Fitbit Versa 4 and Sense 2 are good options for fitness fiends who want a smartwatch for fitness tracking only, while Garmin is great for extreme sports enthusiasts.
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GameFi is revolutionising global NFT market. Here’s how crypto regulations could shape it

GameFi is the intersection of gaming and finance in an environment driven by use of blockchain, non-fungible tokens and smart contracts.

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Modi govt moves with Arunachal Frontier Highway, among India’s ‘toughest’ projects yet, China in mind

The 2,000 km-long highway will be of strategic importance to military. Same equipment used on other side of LAC being deployed to carry out work on tough terrain, say officials.

A Gujarat gamble: A likely reason Rahul is not giving Modi a fight this assembly election

I'd rather not buy idea that Rahul's holding his fire until 2024. More likely, Congress believes Karnataka offers best chance of winning a Gujarat-sized state if Gujarat is too challenging.