Articles about Power Ministry

Power companies allowed to import 10% of their coal requirement

13 Oct 2021

Power companies allowed to import 10% of their coal requirement

In a bid to mitigate the supply issues faced by India's coal-fired power plants, the Power Ministry on Tuesday reportedly allowed the power producers using domestic coal to import up to 10% of their coal requirement.

PMO to review coal shortage situation amid impending power crisis

12 Oct 2021

PMO to review coal shortage situation amid impending power crisis

Amid concerns about a critical coal shortage in the country, the Prime Minister's Office (PMO) will conduct a review meeting on Tuesday to take stock of the situation.

Centre warns against selling power at hiked rates on exchange

12 Oct 2021

Centre warns against selling power at hiked rates on exchange

Several states across India witnessed blackouts over the weekend amid concerns over a coal shortage. Notably, coal is used to produce roughly 70% of India's power.

Increase in demand, revival of economy causing coal shortage: Centre

10 Oct 2021

Increase in demand, revival of economy causing coal shortage: Centre

Amid warnings of a power crisis due to coal shortage, the Centre said on Saturday that an increase in demand for electricity due to the revival of the economy is leading to the depletion of coal stocks at power plants.

Massive blackout in Pakistan; major cities plunge into darkness

10 Jan 2021

Massive blackout in Pakistan; major cities plunge into darkness

Pakistan witnessed a massive power blackout early on Sunday due to a problem in one section of the grid, officials said.

Nirmala Sitharaman wanted me out of FinMin, says Ex-Finance Secretary

31 Oct 2020

Nirmala Sitharaman wanted me out of FinMin, says Ex-Finance Secretary

Former Finance Secretary Subhash Chandra Garg on Saturday blamed Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman for his sudden transfer from the Ministry.

Only switch-off lights on Sunday, not appliances, clarifies Power Ministry

04 Apr 2020

Only switch-off lights on Sunday, not appliances, clarifies Power Ministry

The Union Ministry of Power on Saturday issued a clarification over concerns raised about grid stability ahead of the lights-out event on Sunday.

Here's how you can reduce your electricity bill by 20%

30 Jun 2018

Here's how you can reduce your electricity bill by 20%

The Power Ministry had recently held a meeting with major air-conditioner manufacturers and recommended them to maintain the default temperature setting in the appliance at 24°C.

Govt recommends 24°C as default settings for Air Conditioners

23 Jun 2018

Govt recommends 24°C as default settings for Air Conditioners

Union Power Minister of State RK Singh on Friday held a meeting with major air-conditioner manufacturers in New Delhi, and recommended them to maintain the default temperature setting in the appliance at 24° Celsius to promote energy efficiency.

#CareerBytes: Central government job openings currently available in North India

12 Jun 2018

#CareerBytes: Central government job openings currently available in North India

Many Indians prefer government jobs over joining the private sector as they feel such jobs provide job security, better perks/allowances, medical benefits, etc.

Power Ministry offers to supply e-vehicles to government departments

14 Apr 2018

Power Ministry offers to supply e-vehicles to government departments

The Power Ministry has reportedly offered to supply electric vehicles (EVs) to union government departments, PSUs, and other agencies.

India seeks energy diplomacy to counter China's OBOR

15 May 2017

India seeks energy diplomacy to counter China's OBOR

After taking a step back from China's new Silk Road initiative announced by Xi Jinping, India has decided to use its energy diplomacy to create interdependent relationships in its neighbourhood.

New developments point to positive transition in India's energy sector

05 Apr 2017

New developments point to positive transition in India's energy sector

India recently became a net exporter of electricity, after a long period of power scarcity brought about by a number of policy and operational issues plaguing the electricity sector.

Rijiju, Power Ministry hit back at Congress

14 Dec 2016

Rijiju, Power Ministry hit back at Congress

Minister of State for Home Affairs, Kiren Rijiju hit back at the allegations of corruption made against him, and clarified that all the payments under investigation were made during the Congress tenure.

Kiren Rijiju slams involvement allegations in power projects 'scam'

13 Dec 2016

Kiren Rijiju slams involvement allegations in power projects 'scam'

Rejecting his involvement in the Arunachal Pradesh power projects 'scam', Union Minister Kiren Rijiju said that those who "planted the story in the media will be beaten up with shoes."

Centre's UDAY scheme a success; power distribution system revived

04 Oct 2016

Centre's UDAY scheme a success; power distribution system revived

Ujwal DISCOM Assurance Yojana (UDAY), the Centre's distribution utility revival scheme, has been a success.