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Chhattisgarh: where mines have electricity but tribals live in darkness

Chhattisgarh: where mines have electricity but tribals live in darkness

Every night, hearts of Adivasis at the Kendai village in Chhattisgarh's Korba district burn as they see light bulbs glowing in power sub-station of the Rani-Atari mine. Generations after generations of the 32 families belonging to the Pando tribe in the Adsara Panchayat have waiting for electricity to light their homes. But the darkness remains.

The Rani-Atari underground coal mine is situated just adjacent to the Kendai village in Adsara Panchayat. However, far from changing the fortunes of these villagers, the mine has only made their lives harder. The polluted water from the mine flows straight to the village.

 

State discoms may soon swap coal via online auction

State discoms may soon swap coal via online auction

State-run power plants will soon be able to swap coal supplies with projects of private companies through tariff-based online competitive bidding, a senior power ministry official said.

The government will launch a portal to enable the swap, aiming for optimum utilisation by private as well as public...

Thermal power plants' capacity utilisation to drop to 48% by 2022

Thermal power plants' capacity utilisation to drop to 48% by 2022

All coal-based thermal power plants need to brace for a drastic fall in capacity utilisation to as low as 48% by 2022, as additional non-thermal electricity generation capacities come on stream, the Central Electricity Authority has warned.

At that level of utilisation, they may lose the ability to r...

NTPC-Nalco JV to set up Rs 14,000-cr power plant in Odisha

NTPC-Nalco JV to set up Rs 14,000-cr power plant in Odisha

National Aluminium Company Limited (Nalco) and NTPC Ltd have entered into an MoU to form a joint venture namely NTPC-Nalco Power Company (NNPC) for developing power projects and other business collaborations in India.

The JV plans to set up its first power plant at Gajamara (Odisha) with a capacity o...

Power Ministry to launch GARV-II mobile app to ensure power access to all

Power Ministry to launch GARV-II mobile app to ensure power access to all

To ensure transparency in implementation of rural electrification programme, the Power Ministry will launch a new app, GARV-II, to provide real time data of all six lakh villages of the country.

"Earlier version of GARV mobile phone application used to provide data about rural electrification regardi...

Nepal aims to generate 10,000 MW hydropower in next ten years

Nepal aims to generate 10,000 MW hydropower in next ten years

Nepal has set a tentative plan to generate 10,000 MW of hydropower within the next ten years to meet the growing demand for electricity in the country.

The government has announced National Energy Crisis Reduction and Development Decade 2016-2026, with the projection that there will be a demand of 10...

NTPC to replace 11 GW of inefficient plants with Rs 50,000 crore investment

NTPC to replace 11 GW of inefficient plants with Rs 50,000 crore investment

NTPC will spend Rs 50,000 crore to replace 11,000 MW of ageing, inefficient plants with modern energy-efficient power stations, minister for power, coal, renewable energy and mines Piyush Goyal said.

The ambitious replacement programme is part of India's efforts to increase energy efficiency and redu...

CEA scales down power demand for next 10 years

CEA scales down power demand for next 10 years

The Central Electricity Authority has scaled down India's peak power demand over the next 10 years due to energy conservation measures, reduced the estimated coal requirement and ruled out the need for fresh investment in thermal power generation.

The projected peak demand at the end of 2021-22 is 23...

Most Odisha primary schools without power

Most Odisha primary schools without power

Majority of government primary schools across Odisha are functioning without electricity, Odisha Legislative Assembly was informed on Thursday.

In response to a query, School and Mass Education Minister Debi Prasad Mishra said of 34,238 government primary schools, 30,427 schools do not have power con...

Kiren Rijiju Accused of Fraud For Arunachal Hydro Projects

Kiren Rijiju Accused of Fraud For Arunachal Hydro Projects

Union minister of state for home Kiren Rijiju, his cousin Goboi Rijiju, a contractor in Arunachal Pradesh, the managing director and chairman and some other top officials of the North Eastern Electric Power Corporation (NEEPCO) have been named by Satish Verma, the chief vigilance officer (CVO) of th...

Energy efficiency steps help save 7000 MUs of power in 2015-16

Energy efficiency steps help save 7000 MUs of power in 2015-16

The power ministry said the country saved 7,378 million units of electricity worth Rs 4,866 crore through various energy efficiency measures taken during 2015-16.

In a bid to promote energy efficiency, Power Minister Piyush Goyal will present National Energy Conservation Awards 2016 tomorrow after in...

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