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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Discoms Have Total Unpaid Dues of Rs 29,136cr, R.K.Singh tells Rajya Sabha

Union Power Minister RK Singh informed Rajya Sabha today that the electricity distribution companies (Discoms) had a total unpaid dues of Rs 29,136 crore as of July 24, 2023. These payments were to be made to the country’s power-generating companies (gencos). It was in addition to the balance legacy dues of Rs 61,025 crore. The […]

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With 224MW Solar Capacity, SCCL Achieves 40% of Its Net Zero Targets

Union Coal Minister Pralhad Joshi recently told the Parliament that the Singareni Collieries Company Limited (SCCL) had achieved around 40 percent of its net-zero targets. The Minister disclosed this information while responding to a coal supply and consumption query. He said that both Coal India Limited (CIL) and Singareni Collieries Company Limited (SCCL) are working […]

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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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Govt Mulls Law To Privatise Lithium Mining For Battery Production

The Union Government may introduce a change in the law to permit private miners extraction of Lithium, a crucial component of batteries used in electric vehicles, without which, energy independence in green technologies is difficult to achieve. It is being said that the Modi government aims to change current laws during the current session of […]

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More Than 13 Lakh EVs Registered In India: Gadkari

More than 13 lakh electric vehicles (EVs) are registered in India excluding Andhra Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh, Telangana and Lakshadweep, the Minister of Road Transport and Highways of India, Nitin Gadkari, said in a recent written reply to the Rajya Sabha. The minister revealed that 2,877 public EV charging stations have been sanctioned in 68 cities […]

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India’s RE Capacity Stands At 114 GW Till June, 61 GW Short Of 2022 Target

The Members of Parliament were separately informed by the Ministers of New and Renewable Energy in the Parliament on July 19 that India’s renewable energy capacity (excluding large hydro) stood at 114.07 GW till June-end this year, while 60.66 GW of projects are under various stages of development. India has set a target of having […]

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