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Kejriwal’s most ‘generous’ electricity subsidy is inefficient - Brookings report

Kejriwal’s most ‘generous’ electricity subsidy is inefficient - Brookings report

The subsidy being given by the Delhi government is most ‘generous’ in India but is also ‘inefficient’ and open to ‘financial engineering’, a research report by Brookings has said. In a scathing report, Brookings has pointed out that it is “ostensibly the middle classes that enjoy “more benefits on a percentage basis than the lowest consumers (the poor)”.

“With eligibility based on how much you consume, the upper bound threshold for availing subsidies is so high that on average about 80 per cent of households qualify for a 50 per cent taxpayer subsidy. In some months, this goes as high as more than 95 per cent of households,” the report said.

 

Madras High Court rejects Sterlite copper plant's plea for restoring power supply to unit

Madras High Court rejects Sterlite copper plant's plea for restoring power supply to unit

The Madras High Court on Monday rejected a plea of the closed Sterlite copper plant in Tuticorin for restoring power supply to the unit to deal with an acid leak, observing that the government authorities were already carrying out the work on removal of the chemicals properly.

Justices C T Selvam and...

UP electricity dept unearths high-tech power theft case in Meerut

UP electricity dept unearths high-tech power theft case in Meerut

During a mass drive to check pilferage of electricity, Uttar Pradesh power department has come across a high tech power theft case in the city here.
During a raid onducted at Hapur road's Naugaja area, a consumer was caught red handed for power theft. The consumer was consuming electricity and the po...

MP - Consumers to bear shock of electricity bill waiver

MP - Consumers to bear shock of electricity bill waiver

The brunt of waiving off electricity bills of unorganized workers by the state government would fall on general consumers. The waiving off electricity bills will put financial burden of Rs 5200 crore. The state government would be compensating only 1800 crore as subsidy.

The power distribution compan...

Tata’s high-end users may pay 20% less and low end users to pay more

Tata’s high-end users may pay 20% less and low end users to pay more

Tata  Power Company has filed a mid-term review petition before the electricity regulator, proposing to reduce tariff for high-end consumers by up to 20% and increasing rates for low-end residential users by 7%.

For the first time, the utility firm has proposed a new category for ‘electric vehic...

Non-tariff charges in electricity bill to attract GST

Non-tariff charges in electricity bill to attract GST

Electricity bills can have a goods and services tax (GST) component at times. Non-tariff charges, which include application fee for releasing connection, rentals charged against metering equipment and labour charges for shifting of meters and service lines, are liable to taxed at 18% under the GST.

T...

No PPA hurdle! State-run companies can sell power from cheaper units

No PPA hurdle! State-run companies can sell power from cheaper units

The power ministry is set to allow government-owned power generation firms to supply less expensive power from their preferred plants to the distribution companies (discoms), even if the PPA is linked to other (more expensive) plants.

Currently, power companies can sell electricity to the discoms onl...

Power ministry flags coal shortage in letter to states

Power ministry flags coal shortage in letter to states

Union power minister R K Singh has red flagged coal shortage for power plants for the next 2-3 years and has asked states to start importing the fuel.

"Coal will be a problem for the next two years, we have allowed states to import coal. The letters must have reached all of you by now," Singh told a ...

PPA auction for stressed power stations gets bids for 2,200 mw

PPA auction for stressed power stations gets bids for 2,200 mw

Sembcorp Energy, Jaiprakash Associates, IL&FS and RKM PowerGen are among eight companies that responded to the government’s pilot scheme to aggregate and auction power purchase agreements (PPAs), to help them generate electricity from idling plants and repay loans.

Bids were received for 2,200 mw...

Haryana approves installation of 10 lakh smart electricity meters

Haryana approves installation of 10 lakh smart electricity meters

Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar has accorded approval for installation of 10 lakh smart power meters in five districts of the states. A Memorandum of Understanding between Energy Efficiency Services Limited (EESL), a joint venture of PSUs under Union Ministry of Power, and Haryana Power D...

Gujarat launches SKY Scheme for farmers to generate solar power

Gujarat launches SKY Scheme for farmers to generate solar power

The Gujarat government on June 23 launched a solar power scheme for farmers- Suryashakti Kisan Yojana (SKY) enabling them to generate electricity for their captive consumption as well as sell the surplus power to the grid and earn an extra buck.

Announcing the pilot project of the scheme in Gandhinag...

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