Battery Operated Vehicles exempted from payment of fees

(03 Aug 2021)

The Ministry of Road Transport and Highways  has issued a notification dated 2nd August 2021  to exempt Battery Operated Vehicles from the payment of fees for the purpose of  issue or renewal of registration certificate and assignment of new registration mark. This has been notified  to encourage e- mobility.

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NITI Aayog and RMI Release a Report on Power Distribution Sector

(03 Aug 2021)

NITI Aayog today released a report thatpresents reform pathways that can transform the country’s power distribution sector, in a step towards improving policymaking in this area.

The report, titled Turning Around the Power Distribution...

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92,393 Electric Vehicles supported under Phase-II of FAME India Scheme by way of Demand Incentive amounting to about Rs. 278 Cr

(03 Aug 2021)

The National Electric Mobility Mission Plan (NEMMP) 2020 is a National Mission document providing the vision and the roadmap for the faster adoption of electric vehicles and their manufacturing in the country. This plan was designed to enhance national fuel security, to provide affordable and environmentally friendly transportation and to enable the Indian automotive industry to achi...

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Steps taken by Government to reduce the DISCOM losses

(03 Aug 2021)

The Government has undertaken several initiatives to lessen the loss of Power Distribution Companies (DISCOMs) like:

  • The Central Government has approved a “Revamped Distribution Sector Scheme - A Reforms based and Results linked Scheme&r...
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Steps taken by Government to resolve stress in thermal power plants

(03 Aug 2021)

The following steps have been taken by the Government to resolve the stress in thermal power sector:

  • Government of India constituted a High Level Empowered Committee (HLEC) under the Chairmanship of Cabinet Secretary to address the issues of s...
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Power demand hits all time high on 7th July

(03 Aug 2021)

The country witnessed highest ever demand for power at 12:01 hours on 7th July 2021. This demand of 200570 MW was 17.6 % higher than in July 2020 (on 2nd at 22 :21 hours). This was brought out in the system operations highlights for July 2021,  put out by the Power System Operation Corporation Ltd (POSOCO).

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Day 1 of Commercial Coal Mine Auction 2nd Tranche

(02 Aug 2021)

Ministry of Coal had launched the 2nd tranche of auction of coal mines for commercial mining on March 25, 2021.Three coal mines (1 mine each in Maharashtra, Jharkhand and Chhattisgarh) were put up for auction on Day 1 of Commercial Coal Mine Auction.

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Government has taken various steps towards achieving 20% blending of ethanol in petrol

(02 Aug 2021)

The Minister of State for Petroleum and Natural Gas, Shri Rameshwar Teli in a written reply to a question in the Lok Sabha today informed that the Government has taken various steps towards achieving 20% blending of ethanol in petrol which includes allowing use of sugarcane and food grains (maize and surplus stocks of rice with Food Corporation of India)  for conversion to ethan...

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Government constituted a High-Level Committee to enquire sinking of ONGC vessels

(02 Aug 2021)

The Minister of State for Petroleum and Natural Gas, Shri Rameshwar Teli in a written reply to a question in the Lok Sabha today informed that the total 86 personnel lost their lives due to the sinking of vessels deployed for ONGC projects during cyclone Tauktae.

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Funds to Develop Infrastructure of Coal Industry

(02 Aug 2021)

There is a sub-scheme namely, “Development of Transportation Infrastructure in Coalfield Areas (DTIC)” under Central Sector Scheme (CSS) namely, “Conservation, Safety and Infrastructural Development in Coal Mines” to give financial assistance for development of transportation infrastructure in coal fields. During the Financial Year 2021-22, Rs. 65.48 crores ha...

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