electricity distribution

China can learn from India’s blackout, says daily


August 2nd, 2012 - 1:25 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Aug 8 (IANS) China can use the blackout in India to reflect on its own problems since it is also facing a developing bottleneck, said a state-run Chinese daily ... Read more...

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Bengal nod to extract groundwater divides experts


May 25th, 2012 - 3:42 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 25 (IANS) West Bengal has allowed more farmers to use electric pumps to draw groundwater to expand its paddy output. Six months later, like many ... Read more...

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Agra residents angry over erratic power supply


December 26th, 2011 - 8:20 pm ICT by IANS
Agra, Dec 26 (IANS) Residents of Agra are a frustrated lot these days with the power supply in the city continuing to be erratic despite power distribution being handled ... Read more...

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Cabinet approves National Electricity Fund (Lead)


December 13th, 2011 - 10:36 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 13 (IANS) The cabinet Tuesday approved the creation of a National Electricity Fund (NEF) to provide interest subsidy of Rs.8,466 crore for electricity distribution projects for a ... Read more...

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Government to provide Rs.8,466 crore subsidy on electricity loan


December 13th, 2011 - 9:50 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 13 (IANS) The federal cabinet Tuesday approved setting up a national electricity fund to provide interest subsidy amounting to Rs.8,466 crore aimed at improving the power ... Read more...

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Reliance Infra’s Q2 operating revenue up 44 percent


November 8th, 2011 - 8:58 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Nov 8 (IANS) Reliance Infra, part of the Reliance Group, Tuesday reported a rise of 44 percent in its operating income for the quarter ended Sep 30, 2011 at ... Read more...

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$200-mn ADB loan for Madhya Pradesh power projects


August 17th, 2011 - 7:24 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 17 (IANS) The Asian Development Bank (ADB) Wednesday offered a $200 million concessional loan to India to help improve electricity distribution in rural areas of Madhya Pradesh.This ... Read more...

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Maharashtra to get world’s biggest solar power station


May 21st, 2011 - 2:01 am ICT by IANS
Dhule (Maharashtra), May 21 (IANS) A 150-MW solar power plant, said to be the world's largest, will come up in Maharashtra's Dhule district at a cost of Rs.1,987 crore, Chief ... Read more...

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India plans power lines via Bangladesh


January 2nd, 2011 - 7:04 pm ICT by IANS
Agartala, Jan 2 (IANS) India is exploring the possibility of building transmission lines via Bangladesh to supply power to that country and to transmit electricity between the northeast and the rest ... Read more...

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Common man spared power tariff hike in Maharastra


September 16th, 2010 - 10:22 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Sep 16 (IANS) Maharashtra's electricity regulatory authority Thursday spared the common man from a hike in power tariff, spelling cheer for nearly 12 million consumers. The Maharashtra Energy Regulatory Commission (MERC) decided ... Read more...

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Adani Power to sell 1,200 MW to Maharashtra


December 23rd, 2009 - 5:06 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Dec 23 (IANS) Electricity generation company Adani Power Wednesday said it has won a long-term contract to supply 1,200 MW to state-run Maharashtra State Electricity Distribution Co. "This is one more achievement ... Read more...

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Dunlop to start production from Sahaganj unit Dec 2


November 24th, 2009 - 10:07 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Nov 24 (IANS) City-based tyre manufacturer Dunlop India would resume production at its Sahaganj unit Dec 2, the company said Tuesday. "Through a notice at the entrance of the Sahaganj plant, the ... Read more...

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Ramsarup inks accord to sell power to West Bengal


November 13th, 2009 - 6:57 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Nov 13 (IANS) Ramsarup Industries, which has interests in steel, power and infrastructure businesses, Friday said it has signed an agreement with the West Bengal government to sell power to it. According ... Read more...

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Dunlop’s Bengal unit likely to resume production soon


November 9th, 2009 - 11:40 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Nov 9 (IANS) Ending an 11-month hiatus, the Sahaganj unit of tyre maker Dunlop is expected to resume production in 15 days as the West Bengal electricity authorities restored power supply ... Read more...

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Tourists delighted with Beijing snowfall


November 2nd, 2009 - 11:28 am ICT by IANS
Beijing, Nov 2 (IANS) Tourists to the Chinese capital enjoyed the artificially-induced snowfall as bus routes to the city's suburbs were suspended. In Xiangshan mountain on the outskirts of Beijing, a tourist ... Read more...

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22 killed as monsoon rains create havoc in Karachi (Lead)


July 19th, 2009 - 5:00 pm ICT by IANS
Karachi, July 19 (IANS) At least 22 people have been killed and 150 others injured at the weekend in various incidents caused by heavy rains in the Pakistani port city of Karachi, ... Read more...

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West Bengal keen on setting up hydel project in Bhutan


May 20th, 2009 - 9:03 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, May 20 (IANS) West Bengal is keen to take up a hydel power project in Bhutan and wants the central government's help in this regard, a senior government official said here ... Read more...

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Karnataka keen to replicate Gujarat’s rural electricity programme


February 9th, 2009 - 11:02 pm ICT by IANS
Ahmedabad, Feb 9 (IANS) Karnataka is keen to replicate Gujarat's unique 'Jyotigram Yojana' which provides 24 hour electrical supply to villages, the state's Energy Minister K.S. Eshwarappa Monday said here.Eshwarappa, who led ... Read more...

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Anil Ambani firm to help Afghanistan rebuild power distribution


December 5th, 2008 - 7:32 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 5 (IANS) A power distribution company belonging to the Anil Dhirubhai Ambani Group met a high level delegation from Afghanistan Friday to rebuild electricity distribution in that war-ravaged country. ... Read more...

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Infosys drafts hi-tech plan to check power distribution losses


October 31st, 2008 - 11:28 am ICT by IANS
Bangalore, Oct 31 (IANS) IT major Infosys Technologies Ltd has drawn a road map to transform power distribution and check losses across India.The hi-tech plan, commissioned by the power ministry, has been ... Read more...

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Maytas bags two electricity projects in Maharashtra


September 22nd, 2008 - 11:01 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, Sep 22 (IANS) Maytas Infra Ltd, a city-based construction and infrastructure development company, Monday announced that it has bagged two orders totalling Rs.4.81 billion ($104.5 million) for electrification of three districts ... Read more...

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Power bills in Gurgaon to be prepared on the spot


August 27th, 2008 - 9:25 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, Aug 27 (IANS) The electricity meter readers in Delhi's suburb Gurgaon will now prepare the bill on the spot and the consumers will be able to immediately pay by cheque, an ... Read more...

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Theft informer scheme a big hit in Haryana


August 5th, 2008 - 9:38 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, Aug 5 (IANS) The theft informer scheme, launched by the southern Haryana electricity distribution agency in January this year, has so far received 8,500 complaints about the power theft in the ... Read more...

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Maharashtra to extend power cuts from Saturday


July 19th, 2008 - 12:09 am ICT by IANS
Mumbai, July 18 (IANS) In an expected fall-out of the poor rainfall in Maharashtra, the state's electricity distribution agency Mahavitaran announced an additional one-hour daily power cut here Friday. The outages will ... Read more...

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Pakistan gets $294 mn for power, water projects


July 15th, 2008 - 3:34 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, July 15 (IANS) The World Bank will provide Pakistan $294.7 million for an electricity distribution improvement project and a water sector capacity building and advisory services project. Towards this, the Pakistani ... Read more...

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