R.K Singh

States That Miss UDAY Targets to Face Fund Cuts: R K Singh

The Centre has proposed a reduction in funds of the states that miss targets set under the 2nd version of UDAY scheme, which is at the draft stage The Centre has proposed a reduction in power sector funds of the states that would not maintain performance benchmarks set under the second version of Ujwal Discom Assurance Yojana […]

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SARAL Index Adds a Sharp Edge to India’s Solar Rooftop Plans

Shri RK Singh, Union Minister of State for Power and New & Renewable Energy (IC) and Skill Development & Entrepreneurship, launched the State Rooftop Solar Attractiveness Index (SARAL) today at the Review Planning and Monitoring (RPM) Meeting with States and State Power Utilities in New Delhi. The SARAL index comes at an opportune time for […]

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India Will Raise Import Duty on Solar Equipment Soon: R K Singh

India will increase import duty on solar equipment to encourage domestic industry in the coming years, Power Minister R K Singh said. India will increase import duty on solar equipment to encourage domestic industry in the coming years, Power Minister R K Singh said. He also announced that a storage policy will be unveiled soon which […]

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No Slowdown in Solar Power Generation Post Safeguard Duty: RK Singh

India generated over 81 thousand million units (MU) of solar power in the last three financial years, minister RK Singh informed the Rajya Sabha. India generated over 81 thousand million units (MU) of solar power in the last three financial years (2016-17 to 2018-19), Minister of State for Power and New and Renewable Energy, RK […]

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Gujarat Leads Rooftop Solar Segment in India

Gujarat has emerged as the state with the maximum installed rooftop solar capacity in India with 261.97 MW installed last year. Gujarat has emerged as the state with the maximum installed rooftop solar capacity in India, with 261.97 MW installed in the state as per the latest data that was tabled in Rajya Sabha on […]

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Despite Renewable Push, Coal Will Remain the Main Energy Source

Even as the government continues its push for renewables, coal-fired power is expected to remain the main source of energy for the next decade or so. Even as the government continues its push for renewables, coal-fired power is expected to remain the main source of energy for the next decade or so, Power and New and Renewable Energy Minister R K Singh […]

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IEA Chief Calls on RK Singh to Discuss Clean Energy Transition

Dr. Fatih Birol, executive director of IEA called on R K Singh to discuss matters pertaining to the advancements in cleaner energy and transportation. Dr. Fatih Birol, Executive Director of the International Energy Agency (IEA) called on R K Singh, Union Minister of State for Power and New & Renewable Energy (IC) to discuss matters […]

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India’s Renewable Capacity Crosses 80 GW Mark

India’s renewable energy capacity has crossed the 80 GW mark, which includes 29.55 GW of solar energy and 36.37 GW wind power, Parliament was informed. India’s renewable energy capacity has crossed the 80 GW mark, which includes 29.55 GW of solar energy and 36.37 GW wind power, Parliament was informed. The government has set an ambitious […]

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R K Singh Reviews Draft Plan for Power Distribution Sector

R K Singh has reviewed the first draft prepared by the CEA for the Distribution Perspective Plan for the power sector in India. Union Minister of State for Power and New & Renewable Energy, R K Singh has reviewed the first draft prepared by the Central Electricity Authority (CEA) for the Distribution Perspective Plan for […]

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