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Solid waste dumped near a river bank in Dehradun.(HT File Photo)

Uttarakhand govt starts process of setting up six plants for generating electricity from solid waste

Hindustan Times, Dehradun | By HT Correspondent | Edited by Sparshita Saxena
UPDATED ON AUG 12, 2020 04:41 PM IST
As per the records of the pollution control board, around 300 megawatts of electricity can be generated from the waste generated in the state.
Image for representation(Ramesh Pathania)
Image for representation(Ramesh Pathania)

Electricity bill worth Rs 50,000! Post-lockdown power bills shock consumers in Madhya Pradesh

Hindustan Times, Bhopal | By Ranjan | Edited by Sparshita Saxena
UPDATED ON JUN 24, 2020 06:02 PM IST
A state BJP office-bearer in Bhopal who usually used to receive a bill of about Rs 15,000 per month against his domestic connection got a bill of more than Rs 50,000 in June.
An unintended benefit of the dip in electricity consumption is a 6% dip in particulate matter (PM) pollution on April 1 compared to December 2019 in these countries, the data tracker launched on Monday indicated.(HT file photo)
An unintended benefit of the dip in electricity consumption is a 6% dip in particulate matter (PM) pollution on April 1 compared to December 2019 in these countries, the data tracker launched on Monday indicated.(HT file photo)

Dip in electricity usage a slowdown indicator: Experts

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Jayashree Nandi
UPDATED ON APR 14, 2020 02:31 AM IST
The dip in both electricity consumption and PM pollution is significant in India as per EPIC’s data analysis. India recorded a dip of 18.72% in electricity consumption on April 3 compared to December 2019 and a 6.8% in PM pollution on April 1.
A decision has also been taken to increase loan for kharif crops by 25%, which will be starting from April 16, and that a loan of about Rs 8000 crore will be disbursed in during this year.(Biplov Bhuyan/HT PHOTO)
A decision has also been taken to increase loan for kharif crops by 25%, which will be starting from April 16, and that a loan of about Rs 8000 crore will be disbursed in during this year.(Biplov Bhuyan/HT PHOTO)

Coronavirus update: Rajasthan govt defers electricity, water bill payment till May-end

Jaipur, Hindustan Times | By Sachin Saini
PUBLISHED ON APR 03, 2020 01:00 PM IST
A release from the chief minister’s office on Thursday night has said the decision will benefit nearly 1.3 million farmers and about 15 million domestic consumers.
Visuals of the school in Sarotipura, Bhopal.(ANI)
Visuals of the school in Sarotipura, Bhopal.(ANI)

Over 67 thousand schools functioning without electricity in Madhya Pradesh

Bhopal (Madhya Pradesh) | By Asian News International
PUBLISHED ON NOV 22, 2019 09:29 AM IST
Official stats reveal that there are 855 schools that are forced to function without electricity and other basic amenities in the state capital of Bhopal alone while in the Chhindwara district, which is home of Chief Minister Kamal Nath 2,620 schools are functioning similarly.
Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur.(PTI file)
Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur.(PTI file)

IIT Kharagpur researchers use 50 wet clothes to generate electricity at dhobi ghat

Kharagpur (West Bengal) | By Asian News International
PUBLISHED ON NOV 04, 2019 02:07 PM IST
The clothes were connected to a commercial super-capacitor. In the process, the researchers were able to reliably charge up to around 10 volts in almost 24 hours. This stored energy is enough to glow a white LED for more than 1 hour.
IIT Kharagpur researchers generate electricity from clothes. (Representational image)(PTI file)
IIT Kharagpur researchers generate electricity from clothes. (Representational image)(PTI file)

IIT Kharagpur researchers generate electricity from wet textiles

Kharagpur/Kolkata | By Indo Asian News Service
PUBLISHED ON SEP 18, 2019 06:18 PM IST
The researchers have utilised tiny channels, so-called nano channels, in the cellulose-based fabric network traditionally woven, to generate electrical power through guided movement of saline water amidst continuous evaporation.
Delhi Chief minister Arvind Kejriwal announcing the new electricity tariff plan in on Thursday.(Arvind Yadav/HT photo)
Delhi Chief minister Arvind Kejriwal announcing the new electricity tariff plan in on Thursday.(Arvind Yadav/HT photo)

Electricity free in Delhi for usage up to 200 units: Arvind Kejriwal

New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON AUG 01, 2019 03:30 PM IST
Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal’s announcement came a day after the Delhi Electricity Regulatory Commission also reduced the burden on consumers by reducing fixed charges for most domestic connections up to 84 percent.
Power supply to the police station was snapped for five hours.(Sunil Ghosh / Hindustan Times (Representative))
Power supply to the police station was snapped for five hours.(Sunil Ghosh / Hindustan Times (Representative))

Fined by cops, UP lineman cuts power supply to police station

Hindustan Times, Lucknow | By Hemendra Chaturvedi
UPDATED ON AUG 01, 2019 11:36 AM IST
Sriniwas, the lineman working on contractual basis, was handed over a challan of Rs 500 by the cops of Line Par police station on Tuesday.

This UP school has fans but no electricity

Asian News International | By Asian News International
PUBLISHED ON JUL 04, 2019 10:40 AM IST
This school has fans and bulbs, but no electricity. The students, sweating against 40-degree temperature, carry out their studies.
Adivasis of Nausachapada celebrate after getting NOC from Bombay Veterinary College.(HT Photo)
Adivasis of Nausachapada celebrate after getting NOC from Bombay Veterinary College.(HT Photo)

This tribal hamlet at Aarey may get electricity for first time since Independence

Hindustan Times | By Yesha Kotak, Mumbai
UPDATED ON JUN 04, 2019 12:52 AM IST
Residents of Naushachapada have not applied for community forest rights under the Forest Rights Act
People in Puri queue up for food and water being distributed by a private company.(HT PHOTO)
People in Puri queue up for food and water being distributed by a private company.(HT PHOTO)

Cyclone Fani survivors block road in Odisha to protest lack of electricity

Hindustan Times, Bhubaneswar | By Debabrata Mohanty
PUBLISHED ON MAY 11, 2019 02:33 PM IST
More than a week after cyclone Fani battered the Odisha coast lakhs of survivors continue to live in squalid conditions without power supply and food.
Jhamjad Pada, located in a remote hilly area of Gorai, got power more than a decade after they had first applied for a connection in 2008. The hamlet has been in existence for around 70 years.(HT Photo)
Jhamjad Pada, located in a remote hilly area of Gorai, got power more than a decade after they had first applied for a connection in 2008. The hamlet has been in existence for around 70 years.(HT Photo)

This is lit: Electricity for Gorai hamlet after 70-year darkness

Mumbai | By HT Correspondent
PUBLISHED ON MAY 04, 2019 12:23 AM IST
Adani Electricity, which took over the energy business in the city from Reliance Energy, started the work of laying underground cables and setting up a substation to supply power in March this year.
India’s power producers, among the biggest holders of soured loans in the country, have cited mounting dues from retailers as a key reason for their financial stress.(Bloomberg)
India’s power producers, among the biggest holders of soured loans in the country, have cited mounting dues from retailers as a key reason for their financial stress.(Bloomberg)

India considers prepaid power as $5.7 billion of unpaid dues pile-up

New Delhi, Bloomberg | By Rajesh Kumar Singh
UPDATED ON FEB 05, 2019 05:32 PM IST
The Union power ministry has formed a panel to examine if distribution companies should pay generators in advance for electricity purchases.
The National Democratic Alliance (NDA) government has pegged a budgetary allocation of about ₹4.56 lakh crore for the infrastructure sector, including roadways, railways, shipping and aviation.(AP)
The National Democratic Alliance (NDA) government has pegged a budgetary allocation of about ₹4.56 lakh crore for the infrastructure sector, including roadways, railways, shipping and aviation.(AP)

Budget: Vision to make India $10 trillion economy by 2030

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Anisha Dutta
PUBLISHED ON FEB 02, 2019 01:56 PM IST
This will comprise next generation infrastructure of roads, railways, seaports, airports, urban transport, gas and electric transmission and inland waterways.
PM Modi set out to electrify nearly 40 million homes last year to fulfil his campaign promise of reliable electricity for every citizen.(Bloomberg)
PM Modi set out to electrify nearly 40 million homes last year to fulfil his campaign promise of reliable electricity for every citizen.(Bloomberg)

Power-for-all target shrinks as PM Narendra Modi’s deadline nears

Bloomberg, New Delhi | By Rajesh Kumar Singh
UPDATED ON DEC 10, 2018 09:16 AM IST
Prime Minister Narendra Modi is nearing his deadline to electrify every Indian home. That job has become a little easier after 10 million homes, or about one-quarter of the goal, were chopped off the list of those in need of power.
According to data, the government has spent Rs 10,544 crore on the “Saubhagya” scheme with 10 states achieving 100% electrification.(HT/Picture for representation)
According to data, the government has spent Rs 10,544 crore on the “Saubhagya” scheme with 10 states achieving 100% electrification.(HT/Picture for representation)

Karnataka, Assam, Uttar Pradesh lag behind in electrification race

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Shishir Gupta
PUBLISHED ON NOV 05, 2018 07:49 AM IST
Karnataka, Uttar Pradesh and Assam are the large states lagging in terms of performance in the NDA government’s ambitious “Saubhagya” household electrification scheme with 18.8 million households electrified since October 11 last year with another 11 million awaiting electrification.
The electricity sector risks acting as a drag on the economy as its poor finances reverberate through the banking sector in the form of non-performing assets.(HT File Photo)
The electricity sector risks acting as a drag on the economy as its poor finances reverberate through the banking sector in the form of non-performing assets.(HT File Photo)

Reform in electricity sector is all about getting the politics right

By Navroz K Dubash, Sunila Kale and Ranjit Bharvirkar
UPDATED ON SEP 17, 2018 07:51 AM IST
Electricity is invariably political in India. Far from de­politicising the sector, reform will require deeper, but careful engagement with politics.
Overhead cables will be a thing of the past once the Smart Grid project is completed. At present, work on the first phase of the project, which is shifting overhead low-transmission cables into underground tunnels, is underway. The work is expected to take two years.(Yogendra Kumar/HT Photo)
Overhead cables will be a thing of the past once the Smart Grid project is completed. At present, work on the first phase of the project, which is shifting overhead low-transmission cables into underground tunnels, is underway. The work is expected to take two years.(Yogendra Kumar/HT Photo)

Solar energy, the route to self-sustenance

Hindustan Times, Gurugram | By Leena Dhankhar
UPDATED ON JUN 17, 2018 09:52 AM IST
Gurugram is facing a 25% shortage in power supply this year, which leads to outages in the city.
Power grid Sector-72 sub-station, in Gurgaon.(Parveen Kumar/HT File Photo)
Power grid Sector-72 sub-station, in Gurgaon.(Parveen Kumar/HT File Photo)

Only Smart Grid can save Gurugram from power crisis

Hindustan Times, Gurugram | By Dhananjay Jha
UPDATED ON JUN 17, 2018 09:43 AM IST
Expected to be ready by 2022, the Smart Grid project will curb theft and technical faults to save 120-150 MW electricity in the city every day.
The adivasi village of Manachamba in Maharashtra, hooked to a solar microgrid since January 2018.(Gayatri Jayaraman/HT Photo)
The adivasi village of Manachamba in Maharashtra, hooked to a solar microgrid since January 2018.(Gayatri Jayaraman/HT Photo)

Microgrids light up these remote Maharashtra villages

Hindustan Times | By Gayatri Jayaraman
UPDATED ON JUN 11, 2018 08:49 AM IST
Microgrids help communities bypass the politics of power that prevents adivasi and remote households from gaining access to conventional electrical grids.
According to official records, Barmer district has 2772 revenue villages.(HT Photo)
According to official records, Barmer district has 2772 revenue villages.(HT Photo)

322 villages in Barmer yet to get electricity

Hindustan Times, Barmer | By Mukesh Mathrani, Barmer:
UPDATED ON MAY 07, 2018 10:07 PM IST
Power department data shows that 2450 villages have been electrified by March 31, which means that 322 villages are waiting for electrification.
Former finance minister P Chidambaram speaks during the 84th plenary session of Congress at the Indira Gandhi stadium in New Delhi on March 18, 2018.(PTI Photo)
Former finance minister P Chidambaram speaks during the 84th plenary session of Congress at the Indira Gandhi stadium in New Delhi on March 18, 2018.(PTI Photo)

Who electrified over 5.5 lakh villages before Modi: Chidambaram

Indo Asian News Service, New Delhi | By Indo Asian News Service
UPDATED ON MAY 01, 2018 07:31 PM IST
Narendra Modi on Sunday claimed that all villages in India have been provided electricity but the Congress argued that the credit goes to all governments before the current regime.
The government claims that Leisang in Manipur was the last village in India to have been connected to the grid.(@narendramodi/Twitter)
The government claims that Leisang in Manipur was the last village in India to have been connected to the grid.(@narendramodi/Twitter)

Manipur’s Leisang becomes last village to get power, govt says India fully electrified

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON APR 29, 2018 11:36 PM IST
The rural electrification scheme to supply power to 18,452 census villages that have never seen power since Independence has been one of the pet schemes of PM Narendra Modi.
Students of Krantiveer Vasudev Balavant Phadke Vidhyalaya in Wanowrie sit in darkness as MSEDCL disconnects the electricity meter due to pending payments.(Ravindra Joshi/HT PHOTO)
Students of Krantiveer Vasudev Balavant Phadke Vidhyalaya in Wanowrie sit in darkness as MSEDCL disconnects the electricity meter due to pending payments.(Ravindra Joshi/HT PHOTO)

No electricity for these bright faces of future at PMC-run school in Wanowrie

Hindustan Times, Pune | By Ananya Barua
UPDATED ON APR 10, 2018 04:50 PM IST
Students of a the PMC-run school had not paid the electricity bill for the past few months, resulting in Maharashtra State Electricity Distribution Company Limited (MSEDLC) officials to disconnect their connection.
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