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West Bengal achieves 99.9% rural household electrification: Official

By : Sustainability ..., Oct 19, 2020

West Bengal has achieved 99.9 per cent rural household electrification with Darjeeling district getting completely electrified, a senior official of the state Power department said on Saturday...

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ADB gives $ 346 mn loan for power sector in rural Maharashtra

By : Sustainability ..., Apr 30, 2020

The Asian Development Bank (ADB) on Wednesday said it has approved a USD 346 million (around Rs 2,616 crore) loan to Indian government to provide reliable power connection in rural areas of Maharashtra. Maharashtra is the second-most populous state in India, and about half of...

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Covid takes a toll on Saubhagya scheme in Uttar Pradesh

By : Sustainability ..., Apr 20, 2020

The pandemic triggered lockdown has gridlocked the Centre’s flagship Saubhagya scheme, which powered BJP’s poll juggernaut in 2017 assembly elections in UP with its last-mile electricity connectivity to households. UP Power Corporation Limited (UPPCL) sources said, Saubhagya’...

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Budget 2019: Infrastructure, Renewable Sectors Seek Investment Boost

By : Sustainability ..., Jun 14, 2019

Representatives of the infrastructure and climate change sectors put forth Thursday their budget proposals to Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman, who will present the full Union Budget 2019 on...

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Govt may opt for golden share in Power Finance Corp. to retain control

By : Sustainability ..., Apr 25, 2019

The government may opt for a golden share in Power Finance Corp. (PFC) to ensure it remains a public-sector enterprise after absorbing Rural Electrification Corp. (REC), said officials with...

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100 per cent electrification: PM Narendra Modi’s praise boosts morale

By : Sustainability ..., Mar 5, 2019

The energy department officials must be feeling elated over PM Narendra Modi’s praise on Sunday for 100% household electrification in the state before the nationwide target set for that. But...

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Congress to put former Chhattisgarh govt's zero power cut status under lens

By : Sustainability ..., Feb 26, 2019

Chhattisgarh’s much-publicized zero power cut claim had come under the lens of new Congress government which says it plans to examine the status. ...

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Karnataka: Cesc to use solar power to electrify tribal hamlets in Mysuru

By : Sustainability ..., Feb 18, 2019

The darkness that many tribal hamlets continue to remain in, despite various programmes being initiated to address the problem, has alerted Chamundeshwari Electricity Supply Corporation (Cesc) to the gravity of the issue. The agency has hit upon the idea of using solar power...

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With sector in trouble, solar players’ hopes singed in Budget

By : Sustainability ..., Feb 11, 2019

The energy sector’s reactions to the Interim Budget have been a mixed bag, with solar sector players expressing disappointment that nothing concrete was announced for them at a time when the...

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Rural electrification in full swing, connecting 7 lakh homes a week

By : Sustainability ..., Dec 7, 2018

Rural electrification is galloping ahead with power lines connecting about 7 lakh homes every week as authorities are working overtime to ensure that every household that wants electricity...

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