rural electrification

Every house will get power in five years: PM


August 15th, 2012 - 9:23 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 15 (IANS) Electricity will be provided to every household in the country in the next five years, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh said Wednesday.Addressing the nation from ... Read more...

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Karnataka to fund three rail projects


July 6th, 2012 - 10:05 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, July 6 (IANS) Karnataka will share 50 percent of the cost of three railway projects in the state with the railway ministry, a minister said Friday."The cabinet has approved ... Read more...

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Chhattisgarh to speed up electrification in Maoist areas


March 2nd, 2012 - 10:42 pm ICT by IANS
Raipur, March 2 (IANS) The Chhattisgarh government Friday reviewed rural electrification work in Maoist-hit Bastar region to take power to forested areas, official sources said.Tribal Welfare Minister Kedar Kashyap, his ... Read more...

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Garo terrorists treated us well, say released engineers


February 6th, 2012 - 12:56 pm ICT by IANS
Shillong, Feb 6 (IANS) The two Meghalaya government engineers who were held hostage by Garo National Liberation Army (GNLA) terrorists describe their 11 days in captivity as "fearful", but say ... Read more...

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Abducted Meghalaya engineers freed: Police


February 5th, 2012 - 1:38 am ICT by IANS
Shillong, Feb 5 (IANS) Two engineers kidnapped by terrorist outfit Garo National Liberation Army (GNLA) were released unharmed Saturday after 10 days in captivity, police said.Assistant executive engineer Apus Pothmi ... Read more...

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10 days on, no trace of kidnapped Meghalaya engineers


February 3rd, 2012 - 7:28 pm ICT by IANS
Shillong, Feb 3 (IANS) The whereabouts of two engineers kidnapped by Garo National Liberation Army (GNLA) rebels remain unknown, an official said Friday, 10 days after the abduction.On Jan ... Read more...

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‘Electification projects on in Garo Hills’


January 30th, 2012 - 2:58 pm ICT by IANS
Shillong, Jan 30 (IANS) Meghalaya has launched various schemes for improving power supplies, including implementing the Rajiv Gandhi rural electrification programme in the three insurgency-affected districts of Garo Hills in ... Read more...

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Ethiopia seeks India’s financial muscle for its rail project


January 28th, 2012 - 1:38 pm ICT by IANS
Addis Ababa, Jan 28 (IANS) Ethiopia wants $300 million more from India for an ambitious railway project that would connect it with neighbouring Djibouti, a venture that India backs ... Read more...

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Tripura to provide electricity in all hamlets by 2013


January 23rd, 2012 - 5:46 pm ICT by IANS
Agartala, Jan 23 (IANS) Tripura will electrify all hamlets that have less than 100 habitants by 2013 as these settlements are not covered by the central government's rural electrification programme, ... Read more...

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Indian power industry poised for major growth: Shinde


January 19th, 2012 - 12:05 am ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Jan 18 (IANS) Stating that the Indian power industry is at the cusp of major growth with 80,000 MW of power units under construction, union Power Minister Sushilkumar Shinde ... Read more...

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India to roll out red carpet for Mali president


January 9th, 2012 - 5:52 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 9 (IANS) India kicks off its Africa diplomacy this year by rolling out the red carpet for President Amadou Toumani Toure of Mali, the landlocked mineral-rich ... Read more...

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India’s new social entrepreneurs: making an impact where government fails


November 20th, 2011 - 2:36 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 20 (IANS) Some merely debate on the great Indian urban-rural divide. But there are others who have resolved to do something about it and meeting with success ... Read more...

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Free power connection for 15 lakh poor Bengal families


September 6th, 2011 - 11:07 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Sep 6 (IANS) About 15 lakh poor families in West Bengal will get free electricity connecctions in this financial year, an official said Tuesday."A total of 15 lakh BPL ... Read more...

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Munda orders CBI probe into electrification scandal


August 10th, 2011 - 10:19 pm ICT by IANS
Ranchi, Aug 10 (IANS) Jharkhand Chief Minister Arjun Munda Wednesday ordered a Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) probe into irregularities in awarding contracts for a rural electrification scheme.Madhu Koda, who ... Read more...

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Jharkhand plans to give rural families power-saver CFLs


July 25th, 2011 - 7:24 pm ICT by IANS
Ranchi, July 25 (IANS) Power-starved Jharkhand villages will be provided compact fluorescent lights in a move to save electricity, Chief Minister Arjun Munda Monday announced."We are going to soon ... Read more...

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NGO recommends review of power scheme


July 1st, 2011 - 5:37 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 1 (IANS) The central government-backed rural electrification scheme, Rajiv Gandhi Gramin Vidyutikaran Yojna (RGGVY), should be reviewed prior to its continuance during the 12th Five Year Plan ... Read more...

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Social audit highlights flaws in Uttar Pradesh power scheme


June 23rd, 2011 - 10:55 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 23 (IANS) After bringing a ray of hope to the power-starved locals, a central government-backed rural electrification scheme in Uttar Pradesh's Azamgarh district failed miserably due to ... Read more...

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Two Indian firms win clean energy awards


June 17th, 2011 - 8:19 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 17 (IANS) Two Indian companies specializing in alternative energy sources for rural electrification have won this year's prestigious Ashden Awards for Sustainable Energy in London.The Husk Power ... Read more...

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Koda waived off aide’s Rs.10 crore power bill: CBI source


June 3rd, 2011 - 4:59 pm ICT by IANS
Ranchi, June 3 (IANS) Former Jharkhand chief minister Madhu Koda, who is in jail in a graft case, allegedly waived off Rs.10 crore electricity bill of a private cement factory ... Read more...

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Dhaka signs its biggest power deal


May 12th, 2011 - 12:06 pm ICT by IANS
Dhaka, May 12 (IANS) Bangladesh Thursday signed a mega deal to produce 1,017 MW of power in the next three to four years.Three formal deals were concluded with the ... Read more...

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Social audit points to failure of power scheme in Bihar


May 8th, 2011 - 1:34 am ICT by IANS
Patna, May 8 (IANS) In power-starved Bihar, a central government-backed rural electrification scheme has failed to achieve its target due to official apathy and poor implementation, a social audit conducted ... Read more...

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Jhakhand scraps free power connection scheme


April 16th, 2011 - 8:11 pm ICT by IANS
Ranchi, April 16 (IANS) The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP)-led Jharkhand government has scrapped a scheme to provide free power connection to people in rural areas of the state. Ironically, ... Read more...

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Greens to assess central power scheme in Uttar Pradesh


April 6th, 2011 - 10:49 pm ICT by IANS
Varanasi, April 6 (IANS) Amidst a looming energy crisis in Uttar Pradesh, environment and rights organisations Wednesday announced launch of a social audit of a central government scheme for rural ... Read more...

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India donates ambulances to Benin, becomes largest foreign market


March 16th, 2011 - 2:32 pm ICT by IANS
Cotonou (Benin), March 16 (IANS) India has donated 60 ambulances to Benin in an effort to supplement efforts at univeral coverage of healthcare among its nine million population. It ... Read more...

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Adarsh scam: CBI raids top bureaucrat’s homes, offices (Second Lead)


March 15th, 2011 - 1:05 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai/New Delhi, March 15 (IANS) The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) Tuesday raided the homes and offices of top bureaucrat Jairaj Phatak in New Delhi, Pune and Mumbai in connection ... Read more...

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Adarsh scam: CBI raids top bureaucrat’s premises (Lead)


March 15th, 2011 - 11:57 am ICT by IANS
Mumbai/New Delhi, March 15 (IANS) The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) Tuesday raided the homes and offices of top bureaucrat Jairaj Phatak in New Delhi and Mumbai in connection with ... Read more...

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India deepens trade ties with Burkina Faso


February 10th, 2011 - 3:19 pm ICT by IANS
By Francis Kokutse Accra, Feb 10 (IANS) Trade between India and the neighbouring west African country of Burkina Faso has gone up over the past three years following an improvement in the bilateral ... Read more...

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India committed to enhancing South Asia’s prosperity: Krishna


February 8th, 2011 - 2:51 pm ICT by ANI
By Ravinder Singh RobinThimphu, Feb 8 (ANI): External Affairs Minister SM Krishna on Tuesday said India remains fully committed to enhancing the prosperity of South Asia through implementation of various social development ... Read more...

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Bajaj Electricals scouting for buys with Rs.300 crore kitty


January 10th, 2011 - 6:21 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, Jan 10 (IANS) The diversified consumer products and engineering firm Bajaj Electricals is shopping around for companies that would give it technology, market distribution and new products, a top executive said ... Read more...

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CBI plea to probe Jharkhand scam rejected


January 5th, 2011 - 8:50 pm ICT by IANS
Ranchi, Jan 5 (IANS) The Jharkhand government has denied permission to the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) to probe a rural electrification scandal, a CBI source said Wednesday.The scam, involving Rs.400 crore ... Read more...

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L&T forms JV for power transmission in South Africa


September 23rd, 2010 - 2:51 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 23 (IANS) Larsen and Toubro (L&T) has signed a shareholders agreements with South Africa-based Befula Investments to form a joint venture company, Larsen and Turbo T&D SA (Pty) Ltd, ... Read more...

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Patil accorded ceremonial welcome, meets her Lao counterpart in Vientiane


September 10th, 2010 - 12:46 pm ICT by ANI
Vientiane, Sept. 10 (ANI): Visiting Indian President Pratibha Devisingh Patil was accorded a ceremonial welcome at the Lao National Assembly and then had one-to-one meeting with her Lao counterpart Choummaly Sayasone this ... Read more...

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ABB India’s Q2 net declines 54.17 percent


July 30th, 2010 - 7:24 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 30 (IANS) Private sector power and automation company ABB India Friday reported a 54.17 percent decline in net profit at Rs.38.31 crore in its second quarter of 2010 as ... Read more...

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FIR against three former officials in graft case


July 25th, 2010 - 2:17 pm ICT by IANS
Ranchi, July 25 (IANS) A First Information Report (FIR) has been lodged against three ex chairmen of the Jharkhand State Electricity Board (JSEB) for accepting bribes to award a rural electrification contract ... Read more...

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Anand Sharma invites Malaysian investments in infrastructure


July 7th, 2010 - 10:59 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, July 7 (ANI): Union Commerce and Industry Minister Anand Sharma on Wednesday sought greater Malaysian investments in building physical infrastructure and the participation of Malaysian sovereign investment funds.Sharma, who ... Read more...

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