All stories by Shreya Jai
Vedanta, JSW among bidders for e-auction of coalminesRediff.com31 Oct 2020
This is the first time India is offering coalmines to private companies for commercial sale.
How Delhi plans to curb and control pollutionRediff.com23 Oct 2020
In December 2016, the Supreme Court directed the central government to have a graded action plan to tackle the menace of air pollution. There are two plans - Comprehensive Action Plan and Graded Response Action Plan.
Coal India, NTPC 'break the jinx', report growth in Q2Rediff.com2 Oct 2020
Growth in power demand remains in negative though it is picking up as coronavirus-related restrictions are eased.
Adani Green Energy to raise $1.8 bn from foreign banksRediff.com12 Sep 2020
The company will raise $1.8 billion for the under construction and contracted portfolio of 12 GW, which includes the country's first manufacturing-linked solar power plant of 8 GW.
How govt plans to ease the process of coal miningRediff.com26 Aug 2020
Centre plans to acquire land and then give it on lease to miners.
Govt-owned REC removes Chinese firm from J-K power projectRediff.com31 Jul 2020
The Chinese sub-contractor had been removed following the directives of the ministry of power regarding vulnerabilities in the power supply system and network.
How govt plans to raise Rs 90,000 cr for discomsRediff.com9 Jun 2020
LIC, EPFO and PSBs are likely to be asked to subscribe to bonds.
Taj Mahal gets a makeover before Trumps visit AgraRediff.com23 Feb 2020
From Dwight D Eisenhower to Bill Clinton, many American presidents have made sure they're photographed against the backdrop of the Taj. And, now the monument is ready to impress Trump for that family frame. Well, almost ready, reports Shreya Jai.
Adani bets big on renewable energyRediff.com23 Jan 2020
Eyeing to become India's largest player in 2020 Adani Group plans to invest 70 per cent of its capital expenditure in clean energy and energy efficient systems.
What Modi Told the Coal MinisterRediff.com13 Jan 2020
'The day I took charge, the PM told me you do the following -- stop imports, talk to all stakeholders and involve them to make mining more industry-friendly without affecting the environment.'
UDAY, to revive govt power distribution cos, is a flopRediff.com11 Oct 2019
The power ministry is planning to start a second version of UDAY, aimed only at reducing the losses of discoms and improving the quality of power supply.
Gandhi@150: Students offer amazing solar lamp tribute!Rediff.com3 Oct 2019
One million schoolkids around the world build and light solar lamps.
The dark side to 100% electrification of IndiaRediff.com12 Apr 2019
India has achieved 100 per cent electrical connectivity, but 100 per cent electrification remains a long-drawn task, says Shreya Jai.
Bidding norms under SHAKTI-II coal auction raise concernRediff.com13 Feb 2019
Earlier bidders in the SHAKTI auction were finding it difficult to meet their PPA obligations owing to shortfall in coal supply. The industry lobby has urged the Centre to review the guidelines and allow former participants as well.
India's largest coal mine hit by a political warRediff.com7 Feb 2019
There are allegations that the Congress-ruled Chhattisgarh govt is putting pressure on South Eastern Coalfields to not renew the contract with Sainik Mining whose promoter Rudra Sen Sindhu is the son-in-law of the late Sahib Singh Varma, a BJP leader and former chief minister of Delhi.
How NTPC plans to get rid of fly ashRediff.com18 Jan 2019
It is developing ash parks at Varanasi, Raipur, Pune and Cuttack, to make it available to ash-based product manufacturing units at these centres. It recently signed an agreement with NHAI for supply of ash for use in road construction.
Govt readies policy changes in solar bidsRediff.com29 Jun 2018
The highest cap for the capacity would be 2 GW and can be set up in tranches at whatever location the project developer deems fit.
Going Green: Now even you can own a solar park in IndiaRediff.com1 Jun 2018
The move comes at a time when IL&FS Energy has joined hands with SB Energy
As temperature soars, power demand across India hits record highRediff.com25 May 2018
Northern and western states had the highest power demand, with Uttar Pradesh sourcing 19,082 Mw, Delhi 6,029 Mw, Rajasthan 10,395 Mw, Gujarat 16,825 Mw, and Maharashtra 23,609 Mw.
Electricity for all: Govt crosses one milestoneRediff.com30 Apr 2018
Centre meets target of 18,000 villages but household metering remains a challenge