Lok Sabha

SECI Projects Account For 18% of India’s Solar Capacity: Govt 

The Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) claimed that 18.3 percent of India’s total solar energy capacity was contributed by the Solar Energy Corporation of India (SECI). The information was given by the Union New and Renewable Energy Minister RK Singh in his written reply before the Lok Sabha.  The minister said that in […]

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No Proposal To Impose Carbon Tax This Year: Govt

The Union government claims that it has no plans to impose a Carbon Tax during the current financial year. It also added that it would continue to provide hand-holding support to electric vehicle consumers with government incentives. The response came to the fore when Minister of State for Finance Pankaj Chaudhary told the House about […]

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12 States Now Host India’s 50 Solar Parks

Recent data from Lok Sabha shared by the Union Minister of New and Renewable Minister RK Singh indicated that solar parks have made its entry to 12 Indian states. At the same time, it is still a non-starter in many other states.  A written reply by the minister said that these 12 states now host […]

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India Hints At Developing Lithium From Lab To Reality

Union Minister of Mines and Coal Pralhad Joshi, in his recent reply made before the Lok Sabha, said that India has already made successful attempts to extract Lithium from the mineral concentrate on a laboratory scale. He also said that the country was able to develop technologies to utilize the Lithium sources present in the […]

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Row Over Misuse of FAME-II Subsidies Reaches Parliament

The ongoing controversy over the misuse of the Union government’s FAME-II scheme recently reached the corridors of the Indian Parliament. The development comes after the Union government was recently forced to take action against the errant Electric Vehicle (EV) manufacturers who allegedly flouted the scheme norms to claim subsidy. In the latest Monsoon Session of […]

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Govt Commissioned 11 Out of 50 Sanctioned Solar Parks in India: Govt

The Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) claimed it had commissioned 11 out of India’s 50 sanctioned solar parks. These solar parks were constructed under the Ministry’s scheme named ‘development of solar parks and ultra mega solar power projects.’  Union MNRE Minister RK Singh, in his written reply to a question before the Lok […]

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The Politics Of Statism Over The Electricity Amendment Bill Needs To Stop

The passage of the Electricity Amendment Bill 2022 in the Lok Sabha has been met with widespread resistance, within and outside parliament, with many politicians and former bureaucrats declaring it ‘dangerous’, ‘an assault on state rights’ and much more. For now, it is the Delhi State Government which seems to be leading in its brickbats, […]

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Lok Sabha Passes Energy Conservation Amendment Bill 2022

The onslaught of climate change is forcing countries to reduce their carbon footprints and move towards clean forms of energy sources to decarbonize their economies to protect the planet from the rising temperatures. The Lok Sabha (House of Commons) of the Parliament has passed the Energy Conservation (Amendment) Bill, 2022, in a bid to promote […]

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India powered by 1,742 public EV charging stations

The number of electric vehicles (EV) on roads in India has reached over ten lakh with around 1,700 charging stations operational in public places across the country, Union Minister Nitin Gadkari informed Lok Sabha recently. As per Vahan 4 data, as of March 25 this year, a total of 10,76,420 EVs and a total of […]

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