India will add 11.4 gigawatt (GW) of solar capacity annually for the next few years on the back of strong government push to achieve its targets, S&P Global Platts Analytics said in a report recently. The report titled "Global Solar Outlook (2019-2025)", however, sighted land availability, financial health of discoms, and grid availability as some key risks that could prevent a larger sol
Only 28,594 households have been left to be electrified across the country, according to the official data by Ministry of Power. Of the number, while 20,134 households are left in Chhattisgarh, 8,460 are yet to be electrified in Rajasthan, the Saubhagya dashboard showed.
The Andhra Pradesh government has set a target of generating 5,000 MW of solar power by 2023, and has offered several incentives to the private sector to meet this target, industry sources said on Monday. The new solar power policy says the power distribution companies (discoms) in the state would be procuring 2000 MW of solar power
The civic body has floated tenders to replace the sodium-vapor street lamps in old corporation limits with LED lamps. The project seeks to replace 58,000 sodium-vapor lamps at a cost of Rs 81 crore. “We have already obtained nod from the state government to replace the lamps.
The Prime Minister’s Office (PMO) has given its go-ahead to at least a dozen measures proposed by a committee of secretaries to help achieve a 15 per cent share of electric vehicles (EVs) in total vehicle sales in the next five years. The government will, however, not formul
The Solar Energy Corporation of India (SECI) has announced that it has released a Notice Inviting Tenders (NIT) for development of a 2 MW solar PV plant at Army Posts in Jammu and Kashmir. The NIT for the selection of Solar Power Developers (SPDs) for setting up of 2 MW of solar power plants, 1 MW each at the army posts in Siachen and an army post in Partapur at Jammu and Kashmir will be accessible for viewing on th
The National Thermal Power Corporation (NTPC) has announced that it has released a tender inviting online bids from entitled bidders for the development of 900 kW Rooftop solar PV project at NTPC-Bongaigaon for Bongaigaon Thermal Power Project situated at Kokrajhar district of Assam. The Project site is located between Kokrajhar and New Bongaigaon railway station of North Eastern Frontier Railway.
Ministry of Environment, Forests and Climate Change today signed a letter of Intent establishing the India-Norway Marine Pollution Initiative together with the Norwegian ministry of Foreign Affairs. In January, 2019, the Indian and Norwegian governments agreed to work more closely on oceans by signing a MoU and establishing the India-Norway Ocean Dialogue during the Norwegian Prime Minister’s visit to India in Janua
A study of the possibility of giving 24-hour water supply in the city would be conducted, with the Delhi Jal Board on Monday approving the appointment of a consultant for the same. In a statement, the DJB said the Board, chaired by Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal, approved the proposal to hire a consultant to carry out a feasibility study to see if 24/7 water supply can be provided.
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