All stories by Jyoti Mukul
PSU telcos too hit with demand to pay AGR duesRediff.com16 Feb 2020
Oil India and other PSUs had filed clarificatory /modificatory petition before the Supreme Court. These companies own and operate telecom networks though they do not provide telecom services.
BPCL stake sale: An acid test for Modi govtRediff.com26 Dec 2019
Though the NDA government had been trying to privatise 20 companies, a decision for which was taken in 2017, and included national carrier Air India, the investor community evinced little enthusiasm for any of them. Now, with an in-principle approval for privatisation of BPCL, CCI and SCI, the government has taken the plunge again.
Tata Power inks pact with Rockefeller Foundation to light up BharatRediff.com5 Nov 2019
Tata Power will target 10,000 micro grids across India, for which it has formed a company, TP Renewable Microgrid.
Coming soon near you: Privately-run petrol pumps!Rediff.com24 Oct 2019
With the government reducing the net worth for new entities in fuel-marketing space to Rs 250 crore, the market is open for new players like Total, Adani, and Saudi Aramco -- and even supermarkets - to open fuel outlets.
Getting private funding will be an uphill task for RailwaysRediff.com26 Jul 2019
Though the Railways is yet to declare any five-year action plan, it is clear the government is not in a position to hand-hold it for any major expansion or upgrade. The issue, however, is how far the Railways can function within the PPP format. Recent history highlights some of the challenges.
Budget 2019: With subsidy bill rising, Sitharaman banks on oil price dipRediff.com6 Jul 2019
More than half of the total subsidy provisioning, amounting to 54 per cent, is going towards food subsidy, which is estimated at Rs 184,220 crore for 2019-20 - a 7.5 per cent increase over the revised estimates for 2018-19.
A peek into Modi's infrastructure blueprintRediff.com27 May 2019
Getting private sector back in a big way would be the topmost priority since the government has a limited fiscal headroom.
How real is BJP's promise to invest Rs 100 trn in infrastructure?Rediff.com3 May 2019
Long-term funding was a requirement for infrastructure projects, and asset-liability mismatch in the banking system, impacts the access to finance for infrastructure projects. One of the key challenges would, however, be to get private sector back into investing.
Budget points to sharp hike in petroleum subsidyRediff.com2 Feb 2019
Petroleum subsidy that goes into providing cheap liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) and kerosene for households is estimated to rise to Rs 37,478 crore in FY20 compared to Rs 24,833.18 crore in the Revised Estimates (RE) for FY19.
Is SoftBank founder's promise of free power feasible?Rediff.com13 Nov 2018
Son's offer to supply free power after 25 years is based on the idea that the cost of running a solar plant would progressively decline while its efficiency would increase.
Mobility is the new driver for IT, digital techRediff.com13 Sep 2018
The reason for digital and IT interventions increasingly being adopted is not just the change in ways commuters move but also the mode on which this transport moves, says Jyoti Mukul.
Smart meters soon for those living in Gurgaon, Kanpur, LucknowRediff.com1 Aug 2018
While consumers will be paying a higher upfront cost for smart metering, the share in the efficiency gains could more than offset this higher spend
Why ICICI Bank chose Girish Chaturvedi as its chairmanRediff.com4 Jul 2018
The ICICI board is looking to the retired petroleum secretary to provide 'maturity and sagacity'.
The oil conundrum: How to bring down the prices?Rediff.com28 May 2018
A realistic approach towards tax and stock taking is necessary, rather than the old narrative of bringing all petroleum products under GST and playing the blame-the-state game.
A Yojana way to 2nd term?Rediff.com27 May 2018
Can welfare schemes truly transform from being flagship to flag-bearers for a government that is looking to get a second term in 2019?
The boss who nurturesRediff.com22 May 2018
It is all about a C and C model -- of choices and consequences -- for women. Women make choices about their lives and for each of them there will be consequences, Shell India Lubricants MD Mansi Madan Tripathy tells Jyoti Mukul.
From defence to insurance, GE is banking on tech to boost growthRediff.com5 May 2018
Six months into his new role, Vishal Wanchoo, president and chief executive officer, GE, South Asia, speaks to Jyoti Mukul about how its horizontal business lines of additives and digital are playing across its verticals.
EVs may become popular by 2023 in IndiaRediff.com27 Feb 2018
Government needs to promote electrification and charge points and make sure India has stable power supply.
Pedal Delhi is here, but is India ready?Rediff.com4 Nov 2017
The mass cycling event is all set to kick off on November 5, but looks like Indian roads, offices are not yet cycle-ready!
Watch out for this business star!Rediff.com12 May 2017
'I have been managing people since I was very young. I really enjoy it.' 'For me, age is only a proxy for experience.'
'I have been able to convince GE to be more aggressive'Rediff.com24 Apr 2017
Over lunch with Jyoti Mukul, Banmali Agrawala, president and CEO, GE South Asia, discusses how GE is transforming itself into a digital industrial company.
17 Acts to be amended through Finance BillRediff.com23 Mar 2017
Govt to scrap 8 appellate tribunals; National Company Law Appellate Tribunal to take over Competition Appellate Tribunal's duties
Why defence manufacturing fights an uphill battleRediff.com28 Feb 2017
The defence sector is seeing renewed interest by Indian corporates, says Jyoti Mukul
L&T in French JV for missile systemRediff.com14 Feb 2017
Tie-up with MBDA will have Indian partner as majority shareholder; first product likely in 2 years.
American furniture brand Ashley hopes to score a century in IndiaRediff.com16 Jan 2017
Ashley Furniture Industries, which made a debut in India last month in Bengaluru, planning to open 100 stores in India over the next few years.
Indian Railways goes down new track to power growthRediff.com20 Sep 2016
It is willing to let go of its budgetary independence and restructure its companies in order to make itself more viable commercially and less important politically, says Jyoti Mukul.
Reliance's new movers and shakersRediff.com5 Sep 2016
The old guard is still involved in broad corporate decision-making, but quite a few new business heads have started making their mark at the group
Consumers paying Rs 80-90 per LED bulb, not Rs 50 as claimed by PMRediff.com29 Aug 2016
The use of these bulbs is estimated to save 3,900 Mw of power, leading to an annual saving of Rs 7,990 crore
As India steps on gas for infra building, repairs are left outRediff.com11 Aug 2016
Little attention is being paid to keep roads, bridges and flyovers in good shape
Trade advisory issued against Chinese firmsRediff.com28 Jul 2016
India imported $62 billion of Chinese goods last year.
The big challenge of freeing up kerosene priceRediff.com14 Jul 2016
The staggered increase in kerosene rate may not have the same impact of freeing up the fuel price as for diesel.
Monthly rise in kerosene price to turn around oil sector's fortunesRediff.com14 Jul 2016
Inclusive of the July hike of 25 paise, a monthly increase of similar amount would result in a saving of Rs 2.25 a litre for the current financial year alone.
Haryana's mission to become an investment hotspotRediff.com7 Jul 2016
The state is trying hard to improve ease of doing business by several notches.
Green energy jobs: India ranks 5Rediff.com27 May 2016
China tops the list with 3.5 million, followed by Brazil with 918,000.
'Reforms more radical in past 12 months than in five years'Rediff.com11 Apr 2016
Mayank Ashar, managing director and chief executive officer, Cair India, says the reform momentum should continue and the industry should do its part too.
Government adopts UPA's Aadhaar BillRediff.com7 Mar 2016
The Bill neither plans to make the Aadhar mandatory or limit its issuance to citizens.
Divestment department gets a fancy name 'Dipam' but wings clippedRediff.com2 Mar 2016
The guidelines for strategic disinvestment were issued on Monday itself when Finance Minister Arun Jaitley presented the Union Budget for 2016-17.
Cheaper, faster way to Make in IndiaRediff.com24 Feb 2016
At present, less than one per cent of manufacturing GDP comes from automation in India.
How cities find new ways to travelRediff.com15 Jan 2016
The newest concept is motorcycle taxis.
'We need to solve Indian problems the Indian way'Rediff.com12 Jan 2016
'Science and technology keep moving ahead and so you can keep making investment.'