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Budget 2018

Budget 2018

The Union Budget for 2018-19 will have an overall positive impact on the power sector as the thrust towards expanding electricity access through flagship schemes is expected to boost demand. The budget allocates Rs 3,800 crore for Deendayal Upadhayaya Gram Jyoti Yojna (DUGJY) and Rs 4,900 crore for Integrated Power Development Scheme (IPDS). The government

36 Affordable flying

Affordable flying

On April 27, 2017, Prime Minister Narendra Modi launched the RCS scheme in Shimla to boost air travel between smaller cities by making flights far more affordable for “tier 2″ and smaller towns. “I want to see people who wear hawai chappal (flip flops) in a hawai jahaz (airplane),” Mr Modi said. That was the

22 To ramp-up production

To ramp-up production

After a gap of nearly two years, the coal ministry has restarted the process of allocating mines. It has allocated 11 coal blocks to three subsidiaries of Coal India Ltd. Of these 11 mines, 5 are de-allocated and six are new mines. These blocks are estimated to have a production of 225 mn tonnes per

24 Indonesian Coal Scam

Indonesian Coal Scam

On January 22, 2018, the CBI has registered a case against Ahmed AR Buhari, promoter of Chennai based Coastal Energy Pvt Ltd (CEPL), and unknown officials of NTPC, APCPL and MMTC for causing Rs 487 crore loss to NTPC and APCPL in the import of coals from Indonesia during FY12 to FY15.

26 DGS proposes 70 pc Safeguard Duty

DGS proposes 70 pc Safeguard Duty

The Directorate General of Safeguards (DGS) has proposed 70 per cent safeguard duty on solar cells and modules imported from China and Malaysia, citing concerns of the domestic industry being damaged on account of increasing solar imports.

43 14 CEZs to create local jobs

14 CEZs to create local jobs

For promoting port-led industrialization, the government has identified 14 Coastal Economic Zones (CEZs) covering all the Maritime States and Union Territories under the Sagarmala programme. The National Perspective Plan for all 14 CEZs have been prepared in consultation with relevant state governments and central ministries.

44 UPERC restores PPAs for 540 MW

UPERC restores PPAs for 540 MW

The UP Electricity Regulatory Commission (UPERC) has given a new lease of life to Bajaj Energy Pvt Ltd’s (BEPL) five thermal power plants that the private developer had to shut down after the UP Power Corporation Ltd (UPPCL) unilaterally terminated power purchase agreements (PPAs) with the company in August last year.

47 NH Toll Fee

NH Toll Fee

Location of Fee Plazas is in terms of the National Highways Fee (Determination of Rates and Collection) Rules, 2008 which states that on the same section and same direction of the highway a distance of 60 kms should exist between two fee plazas unless reasons exist otherwise.

48Budget 2018 Oil & Gas

Budget 2018: Oil & Gas

In the budget, the government has enhanced the number of beneficiaries under the Pradhan Mantri Ujjwala Yojana (PMUY) for receiving deposit-free new cooking gas connection to 8 crore from 5 crore with an additional allocation of Rs 4,800 crore. This has also been approved by the cabinet. The revised targets of PMUY will be achieved

Make Solar In India 26

Make Solar In India

Solar Energy Corporation of India Ltd (SECI) has invited Expression of Interest (EoI) from companies intending to setup integrated solar power manufacturing supply chain covering polysilicon, wafers/ingots, cells and modules to accelerate the growth of the solar photo-voltaic sector. The government intends to attract the manufacturers with 20,000 MW of assured business, and the selection