Odisha to raise its power tariff by 20 paise per unit from October 1, 2020


The Orissa Electricity Regulatory Commission (OERC) has approved a proposal to hike power tariff by 20 paise per unit of electricity consumed in the state from 1st October, 2020. However, the enhanced tariff will not be applicable for farmers using electricity for agricultural activities and people below the poverty line, the OERC said in a notification. The […]

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Rashtriya Ispat and Posco form joint working group to develop 5 MTPA greenfield steel plant in Vizag


State-run Rashtriya Ispat Nigam (RINL) and Korean steel major Posco have set up a joint working group (JWG) to develop a five million tonnes per annum (MTPA) greenfield steel plant in Vizag with an estimated investment of Rs 35,000 crore. “During the meeting, it was agreed to set up a JWG consisting of representatives from […]

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State of Odisha being propped to become India’s steel hub, says minister


India’s minister of steel, Dharmendra Pradhan has said the Centre is committed to developing the mineral-rich state of Odisha as an international hub for steel sector’s ancillary industries. The state of Odisha is amongst the richest mineral bearing states of the country,” he said in a tweet. The steel minister held a meeting with officials to discuss […]

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Over 15 lakh power employees in India to protest against Electricity (Amendment) Bill 2020

Approximately 15 lakh power sector employees, including engineers, have threatened to go on a nationwide protest today, seeking the withdrawal of Electricity (Amendment) Bill 2020 and opposing the move to privatise state-owned power distribution companies (discoms). The move to privatise discoms was already in progress in union territories (UTs), Purvanchal Vidyut Vitran Nigam (Varanasi) and […]

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India sees uptick in mega solar park initiatives as states take lead despite economic slowdown


In spite of the looming shadow of economic slowdown following a nationwide lockdown, India has seen a surge in announcements of renewable energy projects in July 2020. Several states taking the lead have declared plans to develop solar parks and floating solar plants to meet the country’s ambitious target of installing 175 gigawatts of renewable […]

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