Articles about Power Ministry
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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."
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.