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India can't afford to have 14 worst polluted cities; Amitabh Kant demands 'ruthless' actions - Financial Express

Fri, 06/07/2018 - 8:36pm

Financial Express

India can't afford to have 14 worst polluted cities; Amitabh Kant demands 'ruthless' actions
Financial Express
Making a connection between dirty fuels and stress in India's power sector, Amitabh Kant said, “Once you clampdown on these and companies that don't meet your environmental standards and close them down, you will create the demand for power.

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Unaware people, unavailable options help carbon emitting light bulbs sell - Down To Earth Magazine (press release) (blog)

Fri, 06/07/2018 - 4:47pm

Down To Earth Magazine (press release) (blog)

Unaware people, unavailable options help carbon emitting light bulbs sell
Down To Earth Magazine (press release) (blog)
This is despite the fact that in the last eight years, the Indian government has launched two large-scale programmes— Bachat Lamp Yojana (BLY) launched in 2009 and the Unnat Jyoti by Affordable LEDs for ALL (UJALA) in 2015—to push people from old, ...

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As States Push up Consolidated Fiscal Deficit, Is India on Track to Reduce General Government Debt? - The Wire

Fri, 06/07/2018 - 1:03pm

The Wire

As States Push up Consolidated Fiscal Deficit, Is India on Track to Reduce General Government Debt?
The Wire
... discipline in states and state-owned power utilities (Discoms) continue to lose money on electricity supply. Meanwhile, Indian banking sector's bad loan problem continues to worsen despite prodding lenders to expedite loan recovery and clean up books.

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As States Push up Consolidated Fiscal Deficit, Is India on Track to Reduce General Government Debt? - The Wire

Fri, 06/07/2018 - 1:01pm

The Wire

As States Push up Consolidated Fiscal Deficit, Is India on Track to Reduce General Government Debt?
The Wire
However, in the last two years it has come under pressure after the Centre announced the Ujwal Discom Assurance Yojana (UDAY), a debt relief package for state-owned power distribution utilities and implemented recommendations of the Seventh Central Pay ...

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India should take new bold reforms in agri-food sector: OECD-ICRIER report - Moneycontrol.com

Thu, 05/07/2018 - 7:52pm

Moneycontrol.com

India should take new bold reforms in agri-food sector: OECD-ICRIER report
Moneycontrol.com
The report 'Agriculture Policies in India' pointed out that the gross farm revenue declined 6 per cent annually between 2014 and 2016 period because of low market prices even as farmers got large subsidies for various inputs like fertilisers, power and ...
India should take new bold reforms in agri-food sector to ensure ...Firstpost
India's agro-food sector made strong progress; new policy approach ...Times of India

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India should take new bold reforms in agri-food sector: OECD-ICRIER report - Economic Times

Thu, 05/07/2018 - 4:35pm

Economic Times

India should take new bold reforms in agri-food sector: OECD-ICRIER report
Economic Times
The report 'Agriculture Policies in India' pointed out that the gross farm revenue declined 6 per cent annually between 2014 and 2016 period because of low market prices even as farmers got large subsidies for various inputs like fertilisers, power and ...

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Renewable energy sector employed 4.3 lakh people in 2017: Report - Moneycontrol.com

Thu, 05/07/2018 - 4:33pm

Moneycontrol.com

Renewable energy sector employed 4.3 lakh people in 2017: Report
Moneycontrol.com
Around 4.32 lakh people were employed in the renewable energy sector in India in 2017, according to India Spend report that cited a recent analysis by the inter-governmental International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA). The renewable energy sector ...

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Economy Is Showing No Momentum, Says CMIE's Mahesh Vyas - BloombergQuint

Thu, 05/07/2018 - 4:26pm

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Economy Is Showing No Momentum, Says CMIE's Mahesh Vyas
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The Indian economy is not doing well as capital expenditure and investments are not picking up, said Mahesh Vyas, managing director and chief executive officer at the Centre for Monitoring Indian Economy Pvt. Ltd. “The government is not enthusiastic in ...

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India should take new bold reforms in agri-food sector to ensure ... - Firstpost

Thu, 05/07/2018 - 4:10pm

Firstpost

India should take new bold reforms in agri-food sector to ensure ...
Firstpost
New Delhi: Stating that India's agro-food sector is at a critical juncture, facing multiple challenges, a new OECD-ICRIER report suggested to the government to ...
India's agro-food sector made strong progress; new policy approach ...Times of India

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Coal India asks thermal plants not to limit intake to avert future crisis - Moneycontrol.com

Thu, 05/07/2018 - 8:55am

Moneycontrol.com

Coal India asks thermal plants not to limit intake to avert future crisis
Moneycontrol.com
Growth in despatch of coal to power sector has helped coal based generation to achieve positive growth of 5.6 per cent during the first quarter of 2018-19 thereby offsetting the negative growth in generation from other sources. CIL despatched 122.84 ...

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Coal imports by power sector in April-May reduced 15%: Goyal - SME Times

Thu, 05/07/2018 - 12:09am

SME Times

Coal imports by power sector in April-May reduced 15%: Goyal
SME Times
SME Times News Bureau | 05 Jul, 2018. Coal imports by the country's power industry reduced by nearly 15 per cent during April-May this year in view of increased supplies from state miner Coal India Ltd (CIL), Coal Minister Piyush Goyal said on Wednesday.
Don't restrict coal intake during monsoon: CIL to power plantsBusiness Standard

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Coal India asks thermal plants not to limit intake to avert future crisis - Business Standard

Wed, 04/07/2018 - 9:10pm

Business Standard

Coal India asks thermal plants not to limit intake to avert future crisis
Business Standard
"Outcome of the coordinated efforts of CIL and Railways gets reflected in CEA report which indicates reduction in the number of critical power stations from 30 as on April 1, 2018 to 13 on July 2, 2018," it said. Growth in despatch of coal to power ...
Coal imports by power sector in April-May reduced 15%: GoyalSME Times
CIL to power plants: Don't restrict coal intake during monsoonETEnergyworld.com

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Don't restrict coal intake during monsoon, says Coal India to power plants - CNBCTV18

Wed, 04/07/2018 - 6:27pm

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Don't restrict coal intake during monsoon, says Coal India to power plants
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Growth in despatch of coal to power sector has helped coal-based generation achieve positive growth of 5.6% during the first quarter of 2018-19, thereby offsetting the negative growth in generation from other sources. Also, coal-based thermal ...
Coal imports by power sector in April-May reduced 15%: GoyalSME Times
Don't restrict coal intake during monsoon: CIL to power plantsBusiness Standard

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Power theft continues to hit Indian economy - Media India Group

Wed, 04/07/2018 - 5:53pm

Media India Group

Power theft continues to hit Indian economy
Media India Group
The World Bank estimated that in 2011 power sector debt reached INR 3.5 trillion (USD 77 billion), that is 5 pc of India's GDP. Of all the power generated in the country, around one fourth is either stolen or lost in transmission. According to official ...

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Can Machine Learning Enable an Energy Independent India? - BW Businessworld

Wed, 04/07/2018 - 3:13pm

BW Businessworld

Can Machine Learning Enable an Energy Independent India?
BW Businessworld
These are high-times for Artificial Intelligence (AI), specifically its Machine Learning (ML) form. Both are increasingly coming into the public consciousness, as they are applied to an array of sectors. Applications in the power sector, though less ...
Energy News Monitor | Volume XV; Issue 3Observer Research Foundation
Bids for 2000 MW: Solar tariffs revert to record low levelFinancial Express

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Two million new jobs to be offered in wind energy sector by 2022: Suzlon Chairman Tulsi Tanti - ETEnergyworld.com

Wed, 04/07/2018 - 2:39pm

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Two million new jobs to be offered in wind energy sector by 2022: Suzlon Chairman Tulsi Tanti
ETEnergyworld.com
The country's total installed power generation capacity would have to grow to 850 Gw if the GDP grows at a rate of 6 per cent, according to Tanti. “And if we grow at 8 per cent then around 1,000 Gw will be required. So, both ... Tanti said key drivers ...

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Ind-Ra: Short-Term Power Prices Increase, Driven by Higher Demand - Business Standard

Wed, 04/07/2018 - 2:31pm

Business Standard

Ind-Ra: Short-Term Power Prices Increase, Driven by Higher Demand
Business Standard
Short-term prices shot up to INR4.67/kWh in May 2018 due to increased power demand. India Ratings and Research (Ind-Ra) has published the June 2018 edition of its credit news digest on India's power sector. The report highlights the trends in the power ...

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Short-term power prices increase driven by higher demand: Ind-Ra - Myiris.com

Wed, 04/07/2018 - 12:26pm

Short-term power prices increase driven by higher demand: Ind-Ra
Myiris.com
India Ratings and Research (Ind-Ra) has published the June 2018 edition of its credit news digest on India's power sector. The report highlights the trends in the power sector, with a focus on capacity addition, generation, transmission, merchant power ...

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Power sector in a limbo: Top posts in Coal India lying vacant - The New Indian Express

Wed, 04/07/2018 - 3:15am

The New Indian Express

Power sector in a limbo: Top posts in Coal India lying vacant
The New Indian Express
KOLKATA: At a time when the power sector is grappling with a severe coal shortage, it has come to light that the recruitment policy for top jobs in Coal India (CIL) and its group companies is in limbo. While at least six top-level post holders at the ...

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Questions over shot of energy for Indian power - Financial Times

Wed, 04/07/2018 - 1:36am

Financial Times

Questions over shot of energy for Indian power
Financial Times
The fate of billions of dollars in loans to India's distressed power sector will be decided in August. Power accounts for a large portion of all the problem loans that have clogged bank balance sheets for years, discouraging lenders — both private ...

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