Brajendra K Parashar is a Special Correspondent presently looking after agriculture, energy, transport, panchayati raj, commercial tax, Rashtriya Lok Dal, state election commission, IAS/PCS Associations, Vidhan Parishad among other beats.
Articles by Brajendra K Parashar
Lucknow: Though still in a nascent stage in India, geothermal energy (green power produced from the heat trapped in the earth’s crusts) may soon start being generated in Uttar Pradesh
The state cabinet may soon give its nod to the proposal after which a state-wide campaign -- ‘Uttar Pradesh Millets Revival Programme’ -- will be run to promote coarse grains like ‘bajra’
Five upcoming cloud data centres in Noida and Greater Noida have together applied for an electricity load of around 550 MW, UPPTCL director of operations said.
UP Rajya Vidyut Utpadan Nigam Ltd, a government-owned entity owning several thermal plants in the state, has already written to the state government, briefing it on the sufficient availability of domestic coal
The rise in the number of fatalities contradicts the tall claims of the government regarding the steps being taken to ensure road safety.
With the ban order largely remaining confined to files, and as the kite flying season in the state sets in with Makar Sankranti, the possibility of such incidents increasing is high.
Kanpur Nagar stood at the top with most road accident fatalities, followed by Agra and Prayagraj. Lucknow, with 381 annual average deaths, was in the seventh spot
Lucknow sees maximum reduction in road accidents, fatalities in 2021 among 50 cities with million-plus population
In 2020, Lucknow reported 946 accidents and 374 deaths, but the number came down to 790 and 261 respectively in 2021, the decrease being by 1.6% and 30.2%, respectively.
Mishra was repatriated to UP, his home and cadre state, only two-three days prior to his retirement from the service on December 31, 2021 and was appointed chief secretary with one-year extension, replacing RK Tiwari who was moved to the UPSRTC as its chairman
Uttar Pradesh State Road Transport Corporation (UPSRTC) didn’t operate 510 buses or had to stop them midway due to fog on Tuesday-Wednesday night in the state
Updated on Dec 22, 2022 12:31 AM IST
BySreya Deb, Brajendra K Parashar, K Sandeep Kumar, Hemendra Chaturvedi and Haidar Naqvi, Lucknow/prayagraj/agra/kanpur:
Officials say the move will not only benefit end power consumers (with asset monetisation benefits to be passed on to them in the tariff), but also help in the fast spread and percolation of the 5G network in the state
Uttar Pradesh BJP president Bhupendra Singh Chaudhary said there were no specific reasons for the posts in some commissions being vacant and all vacancies would be filled soon.
The move is a precursor to rollout of the final policy that would aim to make Uttar Pradesh a 100% green hydrogen/ammonia consuming state by 2035.
NEDA has invited public comments and suggestions on the draft guidelines for production, storage, distribution and sale of biodiesel in the state after the government recently issued the Bioenergy Policy 2022
The decision comes after developers gave a cold shoulder to the bids that the corporation has invited at least four times since 2018.
The Uttar Pradesh government has also decided to create green routes in each of the 75 districts by 2025 to ensure plying of e-buses there and promote transition of public transportation to electric vehicles in other urban and rural areas as well
In a government order issued to all divisional commissioners, district magistrates and district police chiefs on Monday, the CS has asked the officials to ensure legal penal action is taken against farmers found burning crop residues, and also to create awareness among them about the negative impact of stubble burning on the environment.
The proposed event will provide a platform to financial institutions (FIs), project developers, industries, government departments and other stakeholders for implementation of energy efficiency projects in Uttar Pradesh
In less than two weeks, Uttar Pradesh has lost at least 37 lives in road accidents involving tractor-trolleys
Over 1.21 lakh prisoners lodged in Uttar Pradesh jails against capacity of 64,000: State govt tells upper house
Minister of state for prison Dharamvir Prajapati, in his written reply, said that as on September 13, 2022, a total of 181 prisoners had completed 80 years of age or more in Uttar Pradesh jails.
People aware of the matter said owners of all such kilns, which are no longer functioning, were being asked to fulfil the norms and resume operations after registering themselves with the state tax department.
The bidding process initiated last year had to be cancelled midway after only one bid, an incomplete one, was received
Singh has written a letter to chief minister Yogi Adityanath, pointing out that, among other things, weigh bridges and the CCTV cameras in the state mandis have been rendered non-functional with officials’ complicity to facilitate tax evasion.
The validity of the NoC lapsed in August 2020, after which the owner/management did not apply for its renewal, which was mandatory every three years
The validity of the NoC for the hotel’s power connection lapsed in August 2020, after which the owner/management did not apply for its renewal, which was mandatory every three years
The govt believes the law has outlived its utility with banks reaching the remotest corners of the state
Additional chief secretary, home, Avnish Kumar Awasthi, has called a high-level meeting here on August 29 to take a call on the special investigation team’s (SIT) final report on the alleged online electricity billing fraud that flourished in the state capital more than 15 years ago
Uttar Pradesh had tried the system and discarded it more than a decade ago. Pending subsidy bills was the main problem.
Currently, the retail sale of biodiesel directly to consumers is not permitted in UP though no additional permission or licence is required to be obtained for production and storage of such fuel in the state
Uttar Pradesh’s power regulator asks UPPCL to obtain appropriate justification from police officials concerned for not registering FIRs within time