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81 power projects take off in 10 months

April 24, 2014 In the past 10 months, 81 power projects, worth Rs 3.2 lakh crore, have taken off and seen actual investment on the ground, show data available with the central secretariat’s project monitoring group (PMG). Now, the group... (Continue reading)

Rs. 1,500 crore scheme to improve city power system approved

April 24, 2014 The state energy department has secured in-principle nod for its ambitious State Capital Region Improvement in Power System (SCRIPS) scheme planned at an investment of Rs. 1,500 crore. The scheme, aiming at ensuring stable and uninterrupted supply... (Continue reading)

Power transmission & distribution projects worth Rs 4,000 crore launched in UP

March 4, 2014 Energy projects worth about Rs 4,000 crore aimed at strengthening power transmission and distribution infrastructure in Uttar Pradesh have been launched. Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh Mr. Akhilesh Yadav has either laid foundation or unveiled 163 transmission... (Continue reading)

USD 600 million to improve electricity supply in rural Bangladesh benefitting 25 million people

March 1, 2014 The World Bank Board approved USD 600 million in concessional financing to improve the quality of electricity supply in the rural areas in the eastern part of Bangladesh. The Rural Electricity Transmission and Distribution Project aims to... (Continue reading)

J&K signs MoU for 7,500 MW solar power generation

March 3, 2014 The Jammu and Kashmir government has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with the Ministry for New and Renewable Energy (MNRE), Government of India, for implementation of solar power projects of the capacity of 7,500 MW. Under... (Continue reading)

UP seeks Rs 20,000 crore for ailing power sector

Feb 9, 2014 The Uttar Pradesh government has demanded a whooping sum of Rs 20,000 crores from the Centre for the ailing power sector in UP. Energy department sources said that the funds would be used to construct new power... (Continue reading)

Power projects worth Rs 12,000 crore launched in Bihar

February 22, 2014 Bihar Chief Minister Mr. Nitish Kumar inaugurated various power projects in Bihar. These projects are valued at Rs 12,000 crore. The Chief Minister signed an agreement between Bihar State Power Generation Company Limited, NHPC and NTPC for... (Continue reading)

J&K draws roadmap for 9000 MW hydro power generation by 2021

February 22, 2014 The Jammu and Kashmir government has framed a roadmap for generation of 9,000 MW hydro power by 2021. In this regard, J&K Hydro-Electric Projects Development Policy 2011 has been notified to encourage participation of the private sector.... (Continue reading)

Nigerians to get 40,000 MW of power by 2020

February 21, 2014 The Permanent Secretary in the Federal Ministry of Power, Godknows Igali, has assured Nigerians that the government’s target of generating 40,000 MW of power by year 2020 would be realised, with the expectation of more capacities from... (Continue reading)

China to invest $35 billion in Pakistan’s power sector

February 25, 2014 China has decided to invest $35 billion in Pakistan’s power sector over five years to help it overcome its energy crisis. This investment in solar, wind and hydel plants will be in addition to projects already initiated... (Continue reading)

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