Citing the depreciating rupee, as a matter of concern, the Union government is likely to increase diesel prices at least by Rs 3 a litre after the end of monsoon session of Parliament next week. UNion Oil Minister M Veerappa Moily said though there was no proposal to hike diesel prices for now depreciating rupee threatens to widen the government's fuel subsidy bill
Goyal Aluminiums plans to set up EV plant in UP
DISCOM to purchase 1,070 MW of wind-solar hybrid electricity in Gujarat
Railways sets empanelment tender for rooftop solar installations
Tata Power introduces new 400 KV transmission corridor for Mumbai
RIL & Adani Group withdraw bid to acquire SKS Power Generation
Ahmednagar to soon have its first solar agri-feeder
Brookfield to Acquire KKR’s 50% Stake in Renewable Developer X-Elio
SCHOTT enters PPA with CleanMax for Wind Solar Hybrid Project
Power Grid Corporation receives 6 Special Purpose Vehicles from REC
Power Finance Corporation to receive Rs 165 cr loan from Japan’s JBIC
Delhi aims to meet annual electricity demand through solar power
BCCL signs 1st MDO contract for coking coal extraction
NTPC REL: Sterling & Wilson Renewable Energy bags order
GAIL and Shell reach an agreement to discuss ethane supply
NTPC commissions green coal plant in Varanasi
Power plants in Delhi fails to adhere to biomass co-firing policy
JSW Steel plans to invest in a virgin coking coal mine
Adani Transmission gets certified as single-use plastic-free firm
Coal India targets 156 MT coal supply to power sector in April-June
Centre may hike diesel prices after Parliament session
Current Account Deficit will be at 3.7% of GDP: Govt
The Union Finance Minister P Chidambaram has recently told the Parliament that his Ministry has taken several measures to ensure the Current Account Deficit (CAD) be fully and safely financed in the current year. If the CAD is contained at $70.0 billion, it will amount to 3.7 per cent of GDP (as against 4.8 per cent in 2012-13), Chidambaram said.
Panel suggests govt to conduct due diligence
A Parliamentary panel report shows that the government has not conducted any due diligence before clearing the proposal to hike domestic natural gas price in line with the Rangarajan committee recommendation. According to the report, submitted by the parliamentary standing committee on finance,
Panel head suggests major ports to expand capacity
Sitaram Yechury, who headed the Parliamentary Standing Committee on Transport, Tourism and Culture suggested major ports in the country to invest their surplus funds on modernisation and expansion projects. He said major ports must raise capacity to cater to the projected rise in traffic to 1,229.24 million tonne by the end of the 12th five year Plan from the present level of 545.67 million tonne
Govt admits slow progress in road building due to its own hurdles
Delays in environment and forest clearance and land acquisition have contributed a lot in causing slackened progress in road building. The Parliament was informed on April 25. The progress of construction of National Highways has been slow due to several problems such as land acquisition, shifting of utilities, environmental and forest clearance, as well as manpower and economic slowdown, Union Minister of State for Road Transport and Highways Tushar A Chaudhary said in the Rajya Sabha.
Govt told to make CIL produce coal at allotted mines
Perturbed over the slow pace of development at 119 mines allocated to Coal India, a Parliamentary panel has asked the government to 'act swiftly' and ensure that CIL starts production there. With such a slow pace of work, the committee are unable to understand when the actual production from these coal blocks allocated to CIL will be started, the Standing Committee on Coal and Steel said in its report tabled in Parliament on April 24.
Goa exported Rs 610 bn ore in 3 years
Union Mines Minister Dinsha Patel informed Parliament that over the last 3 years, iron ore worth over Rs 61,000 crore was exported from Goa. Giving year-wise break-up of iron ore export from the state, the minister said in 2009 to 2010 Rs 22,809 crore worth ore was exported from Goa, in 2010 to 2012 it wa
Air India’s performance has improved: Economic Survey
With a positive cash flow, Air India is likely to come out of its precarious financial position in this financial year as its performance has improved considerably. It is expected that the company will achieve positive EBIDTA (earnings before income, taxes, depreciation and amoritization) in the results for the Financial Year 2012-13, the government's key economic document, tabled in Parliament, said on February 27.
Ministry wants to replace DGCA with new regulatory body
The Union government is likely to place a new legislation in the ongoing session of Parliament that will replace the Director General of Civil Aviation (DGCA), the present regulator, with a new autonomous regulatory body. Civil Aviation Minister Ajit Singh said the Cabinet note on the creation of the new regulatory body Â— the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) Â— was being prepared.
Govt to make changes in land bill
Reports suggest that the government plans to double the offer to landowners who sell land for private projects. AccÂording to a provision, which may be included in the revised land bill, land owners may be offered 40 per cent (instead of the earlier 20 percent) of deveÂloped land (in proportion to what they lost and at a price equal to the cost of acquisition and development). This might be doubled in the version to be presented in Parliament.