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Procurement of Nuclear Fuel

January 21, 2021

Procurement of Nuclear Fuel

Consequent upon the Civil Nuclear cooperation, Department of Atomic Energy (DAE) has been importing Uranium to meet the fuel requirements of International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) Safeguarded Nuclear Power Plants.

New Hydro Policy 2017

January 20, 2021

New Hydro Policy 2017

The Ministry of Power has prepared a draft proposal on New Hydro Policy 2017 for revival of Hydro Power Sector. The proposal inter-alia seeks to declare all hydro power as renewable energy, irrespective of its size; Hydro Power Obligation benefit to projects attaining COD within specified period; interest subvention during construction/post commissioning with funding pattern on grant basis.

Global Centre for Nuclear Energy Partnership (GCNEP)

January 19, 2021

Global Centre for Nuclear Energy Partnership (GCNEP)

Phase-I of the project titled "Establishment of Global Centre for Nuclear Energy Partnership (GCNEP)" at Kheri Jasaur, near Bahadurgarh, Haryana has been completed. 30th September, 2020 is the date of Phase-II of the project.

National Policy on Biofuels

January 18, 2021

National Policy on Biofuels

The National Policy on Biofuels 2018 notified on 8 June, 2018 inter-alia allows production of ethanol from damaged food grains like wheat, broken rice, etc. which are unfit for human consumption. The policy also allows conversion of surplus quantities of food grains to ethanol, based on the approval of National Biofuel Coordination Committee.

Green Field Sites for Nuclear Power Plants

January 17, 2021

Green Field Sites for Nuclear Power Plants

A capacity expansion is planned by setting up nuclear power reactors at various green field sites. On completion of the green field site projects which have been accorded administrative approval and financial sanction, the installed nuclear power capacity would increase by 7000 MW by the year 2031.

New National Biogas and Organic Manure Programme (NNBOMP)

January 16, 2021

New National Biogas and Organic Manure Programme (NNBOMP)

The Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) is implementing the New National Biogas and Organic Manure Programme (NNBOMP), a Central Sector Scheme, for setting up small Biogas plants (in the size range of 1 to 25 cubic metre) based on cattle dung and other mixed biodegradable wastes in remote, rural and semi-urban areas of the country.

Laser Interferometer Gravitational Wave Laboratory, India (LIGO)

January 15, 2021

Laser Interferometer Gravitational Wave Laboratory, India (LIGO)

The Government of India has given In-Principle approval for Construction and Operation of Laser Interferometer Gravitational Wave Laboratory - India (LIGO) in India in collaboration with LIGO Laboratory, United States of America. This is the third observatory identical to the two LIGO observatories in USA.

MoU Between India and Brazil on Bioenergy Cooperation

January 14, 2021

MoU Between India and Brazil on Bioenergy Cooperation

The Union Cabinet has approved for signing of Memorandum of Understanding between the Republic of India and the Federative Republic of Brazil on Bioenergy Cooperation.

Guidelines for Allocation of Gas

January 13, 2021

Guidelines for Allocation of Gas

Domestic gas is being allocated to various sectors as per Gas Utilisation Policies of the Government issued from time to time and availability of gas.

Compressed Bio Gas (CBG) Plants

January 12, 2021

Compressed Bio Gas (CBG) Plants

Under Sustainable Alternative Towards Affordable Transportation (SATAT) initiative, Public Sector Oil Marketing Companies (OMCs), Gail (India) Limited (GAIL) and Indraprastha Gas Limited (IGL) have issued 443 numbers Letters of Intent (LoIs) as on 29.11.2019 for setting up Compressed Bio Gas (CBG) plants in the country.

Under Construction Nuclear Power Projects in India

January 11, 2021

Under Construction Nuclear Power Projects in India

At present, there are nine nuclear power reactors at various stages of construction, targeted for completion by 2024-25. In addition, twelve more nuclear power reactors have been accorded administrative approval and financial sanction by the Government in June 2017.

Biomass Energy Generation

January 10, 2021

Biomass Energy Generation

The present installed capacity of power projects based on biomass combustion is 1751 MWbagasse co-generation is 7310 MW and biogas based power projects is 7.8 MW as on 30 November, 2018.

Capacity of Power Transmission Lines

January 09, 2021

Capacity of Power Transmission Lines

The capacity of transmission lines depends on various factors like voltage level, conductor configuration, line length, inter-connection arrangement etc. As on 28 February 2018, a total of 3,87,383 ckm of transmission lines (220 kV and above) exists in India.