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Saubhagya: Pradhan Mantri Sahaj Bijli Har Ghar Yojana
Saubhagya: Pradhan Mantri Sahaj Bijli Har Ghar Yojana

April 14, 2021

The Prime Minister has launched the Pradhan Mantri Sahaj Bijli Har Ghar Yojana, or Saubhagya scheme. The aim of this scheme is to provide power to all homes. The Pradhan Mantri Sahaj Bijli Har Ghar Yojana aims to provide power connections to all the estimated four crore households which currently did not have a power connection. The outlay for this scheme would be over INR 16320 crore. These connections would be provided free of cost.

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Power Exchanges in India
Power Exchanges in India

April 11, 2021

As per the Sections 66 of Electricity Act, 2003, the Appropriate Commission shall endeavour to promote the development of a market (including trading) in power. The Power exchange is a Market Infrastructure Institution that provides a fair and competitive market place for trading in electricity.

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Year-wise Volume of Electricity Transacted through Power Exchange
Year-wise Volume of Electricity Transacted through Power Exchange

April 08, 2021

The volume of electricity transacted through Power Exchanges has increased at an annual growth rate of 34% during 2008-09 to 2018-19, whereas the weighted average price of the electricity transacted through Power Exchanges has declined from Rs. 7.49/kWh in 2008-09 to Rs. 4.26/kWh in 2018-19.

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National Power Grid Linkages
National Power Grid Linkages

April 05, 2021

Indian Power System is divided into five regions - Northern Region, Southern Region, Eastern Region, Western Region and North Eastern Region (NER). The inter-regional (IR) transmission links between regions enable smooth flow of power from surplus regions to deficit regions.

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Aggregate Technical and Commercial Losses (2013 to 2018)
Aggregate Technical and Commercial Losses (2013 to 2018)

April 02, 2021

There are several reasons for Aggregate and Commercial losses, which include Overloaded Lines/Transformers, use of equipment like lines/transformers having high technical losses by design, Low Power Factor, Low HT/LT Ratio, lengthy lines, faulty Meters (Slow/Not working), power theft, billing inefficiencies, collection Issues like inadequate modes/ inconvenient collection timings etc.

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Mineral Laws (Amendment) Bill, 2020
Mineral Laws (Amendment) Bill, 2020

April 01, 2021

The Parliament has passed The Mineral Laws (Amendment) Bill, 2020 for amendments in Mines & Mineral (Development and Regulation) Act 1957 and The Coal Mines (Special Provisions) Act, 2015.

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Water for Coal Based Power Plants
Water for Coal Based Power Plants

March 30, 2021

After the enactment of Electricity Act 2003, setting up of a power plant is a delicensed activity. As such proposals for setting up of New Thermal Power Projects are not being received in Ministry of Power or Central Electricity Authority (CEA).

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Coal Reserves in India
Coal Reserves in India

March 29, 2021

Coal deposits are mainly confined to eastern and south central parts of India. The states of Jharkhand, Odisha, Chhattisgarh, West Bengal, Madhya Pradesh, Telangana and Maharashtra account for 98.58 % of the total coal reserves in the country. The State of Jharkhand had the maximum share (26.29%) in the overall reserves of coal followed by the State of Odisha (24.58%).

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Inter State Transmission System (ISTS)
Inter State Transmission System (ISTS)

March 27, 2021

The Inter State Transmission System (ISTS) in India has been planned to facilitate smooth transfer of power across state and regional boundaries all over the country. In this process, robust National Grid has been established leading to One Nation - One Grid - One Frequency, facilitating power transfer from the resource rich areas to major load centers of the country with reliability and security.

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Import of Coking Coal
Import of Coking Coal

March 26, 2021

The year-wise import of coking coal in India during the years i.e. 2014-15, 2015-16 and 2016-17 was 43.72 MT, 44.56 MT and 41.64 MT respectively.

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Ujwal DISCOM Assurance Yojana (UDAY)
Ujwal DISCOM Assurance Yojana (UDAY)

March 24, 2021

The Union Cabinet has approved a new scheme - Ujwal DISCOM Assurance Yojna (UDAY). UDAY provides for the financial turnaround and revival of Power Distribution companies (DISCOMs), and importantly also ensures a sustainable permanent solution to the problem.

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State-wise Coal Reserves in India
State-wise Coal Reserves in India

March 23, 2021

Central Mine Planning and Design Institute (CMPDI) is the nodal agency for exploration of coal in India. It is using latest techniques to explore the fresh coal reserves like Hi-Tech Hydrostatic drills for drilling; 2D & 3D seismic survey with Vibrosis & interpretation with Paradigm software; satellite imagery for identification of forest and probable coal bearing areas & modern software such as AutoCAD, ArcGIS and Minex for preparation of Geological reports which is equivalent to industry best practices worldwide.

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Deen Dayal Upadhyaya Gram Jyoti Yojana (DDUGJY)
Deen Dayal Upadhyaya Gram Jyoti Yojana (DDUGJY)

March 21, 2021

The Government of India has launched Deen Dayal Upadhyaya Gram Jyoti Yojana (DDUGJY) to address the challenges of rural electrification. Apart from implementation of village electrification, the scheme includes feeder separation, augmentation and strengthening of sub-transmission and distribution system. It also envisages close monitoring at Central level through inter-Ministerial Monitoring Committee, at State Level Standing Committee (SLSC), headed by Chief Secretary and at the District level, through DISHA.

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