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“yad yad ācharati śhreṣhṭhas tat tad evetaro janaḥ sa yat pramāṇaṁ kurute lokas tad anuvartate”  Chapter III, Verse 21, The Bhagavad Gita Karma Yoga or The Yoga of Action  Whatever the superior person does, that is also followed by others; what standard he or she demonstrates by action, people follow that. This is what Krishna

Editorial- April 2018

In a big reform in the coal sector, the cabinet on Feb 20, 2018 allowed private players to commercially mine coal and sell it in the market without any restrictions on price and end-use. They can sell within India and/or export it. With this, the government aims to cut imports, create local jobs, bring efficiency,

Editorial- March 2018

The allocations in Budget 2018-19 for flagship welfare projects in power infrastructure will boost the demand for power and is expected to have an overall good impact for the sector. Rs 3,800 crore has been allocated for Deendayal Upadhayaya Gram Jyoti Yojna (DUGJY) and Rs 4,900 crore for Integrated Power Development Scheme (IPDS). The government

Editorial-February 2018

In its policy evaluations on solar, MNRE had noted that the absence of assured business is creating obsolescence of existing capacities, a preponderance of downstream products (modules), an absence of the upstream chain in manufacturing in India. Stiff competition from Chinese imports, have bled domestic units and DCR has been edged out of private developer

Editorial-January 2018

The Haryana government is buying hyper expensive power. A total of 303 MW from three projects of two private developers, DANS (193 MW) and Gati (110 MW) will be bought at a levelised price of Rs 4.66/unit. These are hydro power projects located in Sikkim so a lot would have to be expended in transmission

Editorial – December 2017

Supreme Court’s October 5 judgment is a big blow to the electricity consumers in the entire country while the impact will be immediately felt in Punjab. The judgment against Punjab disocm has allowed L&T, which operates a 1,400 MW thermal power plant at Nabha, a higher tariff than what they had quoted in their bids.

Editorial – November 2017

Generations of Indians have grown up without electricity, many meritorious students still study by the light of kerosene lamps. And the road to total electrification in India always seemed an unending journey, up until this time. As targets are being fulfilled, new ones are being devised. On August 15, 2015, the government had set a

Editorial – October 2017

Myanmar, the only ASEAN country that has an unfenced border with four of our north-eastern states of Arunachal Pradesh (520 km) Manipur (398 km) Nagaland (215 km) and Mizoram (510 km) is the destination for India’s major road and highway building activity. And many projects are flowing that will transform Myanmar and the north-eastern part

Editorial – September 15, 2017

The insolvency proceedings against Lanco Infratech, represents a pervasive malaise. It shows how nexuses between Bank/FIs and overleveraged company are at the heart of the NPA problem. Lenders who act in concert themselves conceal vital information while approving loans; audit regulations are routinely given a go-by, enabling the errant companies to guzzle more debt from

Editorial – August 15, 2017

An anti-Uday track has emerged in the power sector. Three power gencos, Tata Power, Adani Power and Essar Power have mounted a sustained pressure for a 51 per cent buyout of their troubled coal assets by Gujarat Urja Vikas Nigam Ltd (GUVL), the apex body of the four discoms in Gujarat for a token amout