Gujarat leads highest wind power generation capacity in India

In spite of the rising Covid-19 infections in India and challenges posed by lockdown and restrictions to curb the pandemic, Gujarat continues to be the favored destination for attracting wind power project developers.  The state witnessed the highest capacity wind power addition in the country in 2020-21. The cumulative generation capacity stands at 1,020.3MW from April 2020 to March […]

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Maharashtra invites bids for 500 MW solar power

To increase the share of renewable energy in its supply mix, Maharashtra has invited bids for 500 megawatt (MW) of solar power. State-run Maharashtra State Electricity Distribution Company (MSEDCL) will sign a 25-year power purchase agreement (PPA) with the lowest bidder participating in the auction. The latest tender follows the state inviting bids for 1,300 MW of […]

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Telangana topples Gujarat to emerge as the second-largest state in cotton acreage

Telangana overtook Gujarat to emerge as the second-largest state in the cotton acreage, a position that was held by Gujarat till now. Telangana is now looking forward to increasing the cotton cultivation area by another 15-20 lakh acres in the approaching Kharif season. This will take the state’s total cotton area to 75-80 lakh acres.   The Chief […]

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Sugar production rises by 25% to 17.68 million tonnes during 4 months between October ‘20 and January ‘21: ISMA

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India’s 491 sugar mills have together produced 176.83 lakh (17.683 million) tonnes of sugar in the first four months of the current sugar season, which started on October 1. In the corresponding period of the previous season, the mills produced 141 lakh tonnes. The output is up by around 25%, prompted primarily by an increased […]

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