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Power Ministry mulls Rs 50 crore reward for discoms under Saubhagya

The power ministry is mulling a reward of Rs 50 lakh for state utilities employees and a grant of Rs 50 crore for discoms which will meet household electrification target under Saubhagya scheme at the earliest. Under the Rs 16,320 crore Pradhan Mantri Sahaj Bijli Har Ghar Yojana – ‘Saubhagya’ scheme launched last year in […]

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All meters to be smart prepaid in 3 years: RK Singh

“In next three years metering will go smart prepaid, and gone will be the days of bills reaching your house. So need of the hour is to scale up manufacturing of smart prepaid meters and to bring down their prices,” said R K Singh, Minister of State(IC) for Power and New & Renewable Energy. Singh […]

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All families to get electricity connection by December under Saubhagya scheme: R K Singh

The government will be able to provide electricity connections to all households by December as per the target under the Saubhagya scheme, Power Minister R K Singh said. He said the government is considering advancing the deadline for achieving 24X7 power for all target by three months to December 31, 2018. The initial deadline under […]

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Govt’s clarification on EVs- “charging stations for EVs does not require license”: Industry’s Views

The Power Ministry recently issued clarification stating that companies setting up charging infrastructure for electric vehicles do not require any separate license for electricity transmission, distribution or trading. Section 2 of the Act provides definitions for “consumer” for electricity, and “trading” of electricity. As per the definition, consumer means any persons who is supplied with […]

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Skill India joins hands with Ministry of Power to support household electrification scheme ‘SAUBHAGYA’

Aiming to empower and uplift the rural youth and development, Ministry of Skill Development & Entrepreneurship partnered today with the Ministry of Power to ensure access to electricity for every household in the country through an ambitious scheme, Pradhan Mantri Sahaj Bijli Har Ghar Yojna (SAUBHAGYA).  The scheme aims to achieve universal household electrification in all parts of the […]

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Consumers can switch power service cos, like telecos: R.K Singh

Consumers will be able to change their power suppliers just like telecom services, after proposed amendment to the existing Electricity Act is approved, Union Minister RK Singh said. The Power Ministry will push Electricity Amendment Bill in forthcoming Budget session, which provides for segregating the distribution network business and the electricity supply business. “We are […]

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