POWER MINISTRY

  • Review finance rejig plan for power discoms: Parliamentary panel to Centre 5 days ago

    New Delhi: A Parliamentary panel has suggested that the government review the financial restructuring package for state electricity power distribution firms as not many states have shown interest in the scheme. The suggestion has been made by the Standing Committee on Energy, which submitted its...
  • NTPC to build 8,152 toilets under 'Swacch Bharat' campaign October 18, 2014

    New Delhi: State-owned power major NTPC has committed to build 8,152 toilets in government schools under Prime Minister Narendra Modi's cleanliness drive. "Under 'Swachh Bharat-Swachh Vidyalaya Abhiyan' NTPC has committed to take up work for 8,152 toilets in government schools from the list available on Ministry of Human Resource and Development...
  • Power Ministry approves coal swap between NTPC, Gujarat September 3, 2014

    New Delhi: The Ministry of Power is believed to have permitted staterun NTPC to swap imported coal it receives through Gujarat for its thermal plant in Chhattisgarh with the fuel available at Bilaspur mines. In turn, the state can utilise the imported coal for its power plants. Being closer to...
  • NTPC SOS to government: Only 4 days' coal stock left in 27 plants July 17, 2014

    New Delhi: The national Thermal Power Corporation has sent out an SOS to the government informing them that they have coal stock left only for four days. According to sources, six plants of NTPC with capacity of 17,000 MW are running on low stock and out of 100 thermal plants, 27...
  • Government okays Rs 12,500 croreworth pending transmission projects June 26, 2014

    New Delhi: In a bid to fasttrack construction of high capacity interstate transmission lines, the Power Ministry has approved nine projects aggregating Rs 12,500 crore that been stuck pending approvals. "These projects were mainly stuck in the approval process in the government since last several months. The approval to go ahead...
  • Piyush Goyal to meet bankers on Monday; discuss bottlenecks June 22, 2014

    New Delhi: In a bid to restore investor confidence in electricity generation sector, Power Minister Piyush Goyal will meet bankers on Monday to discuss the financing bottlenecks affecting the industry and the way forward. Goyal's meeting with the bankers may touch upon the key issues of delayed regulatory clearances which led...
  • PM's constituency being deprived of power in UP: Gen VK Singh May 30, 2014

    Union Minister Gen VK Singh on Friday raised the problem of long power cuts and load shedding in Uttar Pradesh, including the constituency of Prime Minister Narendra Modi and asked Power Ministry to convene a meeting with the state government to solve the problem. "I am representing Ghaziabad in UP and...
  • We are monitoring power situation in Andhra Pradesh: Jyotiraditya Scindia October 8, 2013

    Union Minister of State for the Ministry of Power Jyotiraditya Scindia has said that his ministry was closely monitoring the power crisis in Andhra Pradesh following the protest by power employees who are protesting the bifurcation of the state. ...
  • Jindal companies got coal blocks despite rejection by Power Ministry: CBI June 12, 2013

    New Delhi: Jindal coal companies received coal blocks despite rejection by the Power Ministry, probe details of the coal block allocation scam accessed by CNNIBN have revealed. The probe reveals how Jindal companies did not meet the criteria set by the Power Ministry and yet managed to receive coal blocks. The...
  • 'Power bailout package will be performancelinked' September 25, 2012

    New Delhi: Put your house in order first that's the message that Power Minister Veerappa Moily sent to the power companies on Tuesday when he said that the debt restructuring package announced by the government to bail them out would be performancelinked. "We want to ensure they don't go into...
  • Power bailout package a boon or bane? September 25, 2012

    New Delhi: The Cabinet has cleared a Rs 2 lakh crore proposal to restructure the debt of the state power boards. But the question is whether this will address India's longterm energy problems or drag the government lenders deeper into the red. Just seven of the country's 28 states ...
  • Grid collapse: Jail for the guilty, says Moily August 19, 2012

    Power Minister Veerappa Moily has said that his ministry will take stern steps like heavy fines and even imprisonment to prevent states from overdrawing power from the grids. Speaking to Karan Thapar on Devil's Advocate, the minister gave assurances that the grid collapse that happened on two consecutive days in the...
  • I performed successfully as power minister: Shinde August 2, 2012

    New Delhi: Sushil Kumar Shinde, who ended his tenure as Union Power Minister on Tuesday after collapses of three power grids for two consecutive days, on Wednesday claimed his performance at the ministry was "successful". Shinde, the new Home Minister, who was handling Power portfolio till Tuesday, rejected the criticism that...
  • Don't want to start with blame game: Moily August 1, 2012

    New Delhi: The newlyappointed Power Minister Veerappa Moily on Wednesday refrained from blaming states for overdrawing electricity that may have led to the collapse of the three grids on Tuesday and said he will focus on combating the many troubles that are facing the sector. Moily, who took charge of the...
  • India cannot get a better Home Minister than Shinde: Congress August 1, 2012

    Amidst scathing criticism, Congress has defended its decision to appoint exPower Minister Sushil Kumar Shinde as the Home Minister at a time when half of the country was plunged in total darkness due to a major grid collapse. ...
  • Shinde elevated for loyalty to Gandhi family? August 1, 2012

    New Delhi: Even as half of India was plunged into darkness after three of its power grids failed on Tuesday afternoon, the government notified the elevation of Sushil Kumar Shinde from Power Ministry to Home Ministry. The move shocked many with the Opposition calling it a "reward for his loyalty to...
  • 'Ministries not helping in coal allocation probe' June 18, 2012

    New Delhi: The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) sources on Monday said that the investigation in the coal allocations could be delayed as concerned ministries were not cooperating. "Coal allocations probe is getting delayed. Coal, Power and other ministries are not cooperating," CBI sources said. The CBI is yet to get crucial...
  • Power Ministry chargesheets, sacks DVC chief July 21, 2010

    New Delhi: Subrata Biswas has been removed from the post of Damodar Valley Corporation's (DVC) Chairman after being chargesheeted by the Power Ministry. In March 2010, CNNIBN had reported how Biswas was appointed as DVC Chairman without the mandatory clearance from the Central Vigilance Commission. The Central Vigilance Commission (CVC) had...
  • Power, oil ministries in tandem says power minister August 21, 2009

    New Delhi: A day after Petroleum Ministry threw its weight behind NTPC in its legal fight against Reliance Industries, Power Minister Sushilkumar Shinde on Thursday said his ministry had no differences on the issue with the oil ministry. "I don't think there is any difference between petroleum ministry and power ministry...
  • Power Ministry pushes for IPOs August 24, 2006

    New Delhi: With disinvestment on hold, the Power Ministry is now seeking approval for initial public offers of Power Finance Corporation, National Hydroelectric Power Corporation, Rural Electrification Corporation and PowerGrid in this fiscal without offloading any Government stake in the companies. Power Finance Corporation, which had earlier received Cabinet nod...