Government plans to commission more nuclear power plants for augmenting power generation-DrJitendra Singh

(28 Jul 2021)

Union Minister of State (Independent Charge) Science & Technology; Minister of State (Independent Charge) Earth Sciences; MoS PMO, Personnel, Public Grievances, Pensions, Atomic Energy and Space, Dr Jitendra Singh said thatGovernment has planned to commission more nuclear power plants for power generation.  In a written reply to a question in the Loksabha today, he said...

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Methodology for Coal Mining

(28 Jul 2021)

Methodology for auction of coal and lignite mines/blocks for sale of coal/lignite on revenue sharing basis was approved by CCEA on 20.05.2020 and the order was issued on 28.05.2020. Salient features of the Methodology are as under:

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Geological Survey of India takes up Seven Projects For Lithium exploration in Different States

(28 Jul 2021)

Every year, as per approved annual Field Season Programme [FSP], Geological Survey of India, an attached office of Ministry of Mines, takes up different stages of mineral exploration namely reconnaissance surveys (G4), preliminary exploration (G3) and general exploration(G2) following the guidelines of United Nations Framework Classification (UNFC) and Mineral Evidence and Mineral Co...

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Government incentivising rooftop solar systems connected to grid

(28 Jul 2021)

To promote rooftop solar (RTS) in the country including in rural areas, the Ministry of New and Renewable Energy is implementing Rooftop Solar Programme Phase II wherein RTS capacity aggregating 4000 MW by 2022 is targeted for installation in residential sector with provision of subsidy. For individual households, subsidy upto 40% of the benchmark cost is provided for RTS plants upto...

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Over 7 lakh smart meters sanctioned

(27 Jul 2021)

As per Para 8.4.3 of Tariff Policy 2016 “the Appropriate Commission may provide incentives to encourage metering and billing based on metered tariffs, particularly for consumer categories that are presently unmetered to a large extent. The metered tariffs and the incentives should be given wide publicity. Smart meters have the advantages of remote metering and billing, implemen...

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Two more commercial-cum-strategic facilities of 6.5 MMTstorage capacity to be established under phase-2 of SPR Programme

(26 Jul 2021)

Under Phase I of strategic petroleum reserves (SPR) programme, Government of India, through its Special Purpose Vehicle, Indian Strategic Petroleum Reserve Limited (ISPRL), has established petroleum storage facilities with total capacity of 5.33 Million Metric Tonnes (MMT) at 3 locations, namely (i) Vishakhapatnam (1.33 MMT), (ii) Mangaluru (1.5 MMT) and (iii) Padur (2.5 MMT), and al...

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33,764 Km Natural Gas Pipeline Network authorizedto create a national gas grid for availability of natural gas across the country

(26 Jul 2021)

As on 31.03.2021, Petroleum and Natural Gas Regulatory Board (PNGRB) has authorized approximately 33,764 Km Natural Gas Pipeline Network across the country with the aim to create a national gas grid and increase the availability of natural gas across the country. The authorized Natural Gas pipeline entity is allowed to lay spurlines as per the provision of the regulations. Accordingl...

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Government takes various steps for speedy clearance of Exploration Projects

(26 Jul 2021)

Contractors/Operators of Oil & Gas blocks have to obtain statutory clearances and approvals from various State and Central Government authorities to start Exploration & Production activities. These clearances and approvals include Petroleum Exploration License (PEL), Petroleum Mining Lease (PML), environment related clearances like Environment Clearance, Forest Clearance, Wil...

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Government promoting use of ethanolproduced from sugarcane and food grains under EBP Programme

(26 Jul 2021)

Government of India through Oil Marketing Companies (OMCs) is implementing Ethanol Blended Petrol (EBP) Programme, wherein ethanol is being blended in petrol to achieve the objectives of reducing import dependence, promote clean fuel and provide boost to agriculture. Ministry of Petroleum & Natural Gas vide notification dated 5th February, 2019 directed Oil Marketing Compani...

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Compendiums on hydrogen and fuel cell, materials for energy storage & conservation launched

(26 Jul 2021)

Three compendiums collating information on ongoing research activities in the country related to hydrogen and fuel cell and materials for energy storage and conservation by scientists, industry, utilities, and other stakeholders from R&D laboratories and academia, were launched today.

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