Tuesday, Jun 18, 2024 | Last Update : 08:18 PM IST

power ministry

No outage due to power shortage in Delhi: Power Ministry

A factsheet on power supply in Delhi showed that there was no energy deficit in the city from September 26 to October 11

13 Oct 2021 10:32 AM

Centre mulls installing electric vehicle charging kiosks at 69,000 petrol pumps

Under the new guidelines of the oil ministry, new petrol pumps must have an option of one alternative fuel

06 Sep 2020 2:13 PM

Power ministry advises telcos to cap late payment surcharge at 12%

In general, the applicable rate of late payment surcharges is quite high despite the fact that interest rates softened over last few years

23 Aug 2020 9:07 AM

Finance Commission likely to reject USD 12 bn package to cut pollution: source

More than half of India’s coal-fired power plant units ordered to retrofit equipment to curb air pollution are already set to miss deadline.

20 Nov 2019 10:37 AM

Finance Secretary Garg seeks retirement after being shifted to Power Ministry

Subhash Chandra Garg, the senior-most bureaucrat in the Finance Ministry, was in charge of the Department of Economic Affairs.

25 Jul 2019 2:24 PM


Power Ministry to bring norms to promote green transmission cables

Likely to bring options for electricity transmission cables like aluminium to protect environment from ill-effects of lead-based equipment.

17 Mar 2019 4:45 PM

Prepaid meters set to be made compulsory

The Central government may introduce prepaid electricity recharge cards similar to the ones for mobile phones.

25 Dec 2018 1:24 AM

States to get Rs 100 cr award for being efficient under Saubhagya scheme

Saubhagaya scheme was launched by Prime Minister Narendra Modi last year in September.

15 Oct 2018 7:21 PM

To keep power consumption in check, govt may set 24 degree as default AC setting

Union Power Minister R K Singh launched a campaign to promote energy efficiency in the area of air-conditioning.

22 Jun 2018 9:40 PM

RBI refuses to ease NPA norm, shocks power sector

RBI is not in favour of any special forbearance for the sector that would have prevented the loans from being categorised as NPA.

09 May 2018 12:59 PM


E-vehicles charging stations need no licence, says govt

The power ministry has categorised charging batteries of electric vehicles as a service.

16 Apr 2018 4:28 PM

Power Ministry kicks off plan to push coal supplies to power plants

There were fears of power outages in the festive season because of critical coal shortage at power plants.

18 Oct 2017 7:43 PM

Four crore rural houses yet to get power supply

This seems to be sending a misleading signal and therefore sources privy to developments said that a relook may soon be initiated.

25 Sep 2017 6:50 AM

Will continue Goyal's good work, says power minister RK Singh

RK Singh also assured that he will realise Modi's vision of electricity in all houses across India.

05 Sep 2017 2:09 PM

EESL to get 50 lakh smart meters for smart-grid projects in Haryana, UP

The interest shown by the smart meter fraternity is also evident from the participation of about 100 companies in the pre-bid meeting.

25 Aug 2017 7:37 PM


Power ministry says energy shortage comes down

Energy Shortage reduced from 4.2 per cent in 2013-14 to 0.7 per cent in 2016-17

25 May 2017 9:09 AM

India's solar capacity to cross 20GW in next 15 months: Goyal

On 10th of March this year the installed solar power capacity in India has crossed 10,000 MW.

18 Mar 2017 12:28 PM

Finance ministry pulled up for slashing power funds

MPs’ panel asks power ministry to use allocations as per original demand.

13 Mar 2017 12:51 AM