PM KUSUM Scheme to cover 20 lakh farmers this year through Solar Pump Yojana

Aiming to reach the target of doubling farmer’s income by 2022, the Pradhan Mantri Kisan Urja Suraksha Utthan Mahabhiyan (PM KUSUM) scheme will be expanded to cover 20 lakh farmers across the nation. The Solar Pump Yojana which promises to fulfill the irrigation and water problems by providing a 60% subsidy to the farmer for […]

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Finance Minister promises more credit for agriculture during the next fiscal in her Union Budget 2020 speech

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Finance Minister Ms Nirmala Sithraman announced an agricultural credit target set to Rs 15 trillion for next fiscal in her budget speech. Rural development and Panchanyati Raj were allocated Rs 1.6 trillion by the minister. She listed 16 action points for ‘aspirational India’ in her speech. The state governments who are already implementing three model […]

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India’s net coal-powered capacity additions to fall short of target: US Think Tank Report

A study by US-based think tank Institute for Energy Economics & Financial Analysis (IEEFA) has projected that the country’s net coal-powered capacity by 2030 would be lower than the government estimates. According to IEEFA’s prediction, India’s net coal-fired capacity by FY2030 is pegged at 230 Gigawatt (Gw), implying an incremental addition of 26 Gw over […]

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Chhattisgarh says won’t build new coal power plants in the state

The central Indian state of Chhattisgarh, home to the country’s third-largest coal reserves, will not build any new coal power plants, Shailendra Kumar Shukla, chairman of Chhattisgarh State Power Distribution Company, a state-owned utility, told Quartz India. This comes only days after the government in the western state of Gujarat announced it will not give […]

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COMMENTARY – Help clean up the air, Mr. Prime Minister

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One of the brightest spots in the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP)-led government’s tenure has been India becoming the world’s fastest-growing energy market, fuelled in no small measure by an ambitious renewable energy program. Yet, the conundrum is that 15 of the world’s country most-polluted cities are also in India—a dubious distinction that can only become […]

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