Tags: R.K Singh

Under KUSUM Scheme, Govt. to Provide 2.75 Million Solar Pumps to Farmers

“Initially the solar-pumps will be distributed as per the demand from each region but at the later stage, if required, we will provide more pumps,” power minister R K Singh. Under the first phase of Kisan Urja Suraksha Evam Utthaan Mahaabhiyan (KUSUM) scheme that is to be launched by July 2018, the government will provide 2.75 million […]

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R K Singh Asks States to Speed Up Work under Saubhagya; Assures All Possible Support

The Power Minister further said that draft on amendments to Electricity Act will also be circulated soon. The Renewable Energy Minister R K Singh has discussed the progress of work under Saubhagya, Gram Swaraj Abhiyan and Deen Dayal Upadhyaya Gram Jyoti Yojna in a ‘Review, Planning and Monitoring (RPM) Meeting’ with the secretaries of power/ energy […]

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India Rapidly Progresses Towards Renewable Energy, says R K Singh

“India is making quick progression in the field of renewable energy and the government is committed to achieving the said target by 2022,” said Minister of Power and New Renewable Energy (MNRE), R K Singh. India’s set target of touching 175 GW of renewable energy capacity addition has already seen the accomplishment of 70 GW […]

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ISA, India ink Host Country Pact; ISA now Juridical Personality

The move will give ISA a juridical personality and gives it power to contract, to acquire and dispose off movable and immovable properties, to institute and defend legal proceedings. The International Solar Alliance (ISA) and the External Affairs Ministry of India has signed the ‘Host Country Agreement’ in New Delhi. The move will give ISA […]

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RK Singh Meets IPPs; Assures to Resolve Issues

Singh said that their concerns would be examined into and assured them of suitable action in consultation with concerned departments to strengthen the power sector. The Union Power Minister R K Singh has met with Independent Power Producers (IPPs) and discussed about the issues faced by them. He assured IPPs to find out possible solutions. […]

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Policy measures for promotion of new & renewable energy

Total capacity of 65 GW renewable energy installed in the country so far The Government of India has undertaken a number of policy measures for increasing share of renewable energy in India’s energy mix. These, inter-alia, include: a) Provision of Renewable Purchase Obligation (RPO) under the National Tariff Policy; b) Notification of the long term […]

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KUSUM Scheme – harnessing solar power for rural India

Solar water pumps to be installed in remote areas for irrigation needs Farmers can get extra income by selling surplus solar power to DISCOMs The Government of India is in the process of formulating a Scheme ‘Kisan Urja Suraksha evam Utthaan Mahabhiyan (KUSUM)’ which, inter alia, provides for: (i)         installation of grid-connected solar power plants […]

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UP’s Biggest Solar Power Plant Sets up via Transparent Auction: Govt

The plant, built at a cost of around Rs 528 crore, will generate 13 crore units of electricity per annum. The government said the biggest solar power plant in the state of Uttar Pradesh (UP) has been set up via a transparent bidding process under the solar park scheme of the Ministry of New and […]

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IREDA & European Investment Bank sign Euro 150 million Loan Agreement for Renewable Energy Financing in India

More than 1 million Indian households to benefit from the new initiative EIB has extended this line of credit without insisting for sovereign guarantee from Government of India European Investment Bank (EIB) and Indian Renewable Energy Development Agency (IREDA) Ltd. have signed a loan agreement for a second line of credit (LoC) of Euro 150 […]

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