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Draft Electricity (Change in Law, Must-run status and Other matters) Rules 2020

On October 1, 2020, the Ministry of Power had released Draft Electricity (Change in Law, Must-run Status and Other Matters) rules, 2020. The ministry of power has issued draft rules to bring in quick compensation to power plants. This is because both the Gencos and Discoms are at financial distress. It aims at avoiding long ..

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Saubhagya Scheme completes three years: Key Facts

On September 25, 2020, the Pradhan Mantri Sahaj Bijili Har Ghar Yojana completed three years of success. It was launched in 2017 to ensure electrification of all households in both rural and urban areas of the country. Highlights The scheme was begun with a budget of Rs 16,320 crores. Out of this, Rs 14,000 was ..

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Weavers Samman Yojana launched by Karnataka

On July 6, 2020, the state Government of Karnataka launched the “Weavers Samman Yojana”. Under the scheme, 19,744 handloom weavers will be assisted financially. Highlights The State Government under the new scheme will transfer Rs 2,000 to the weavers’ accounts through Direct Benefit Transfer. In order implement the scheme, the state government has allocated Rs ..

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Electricity (Amendment) bill, 2020 to bring about reforms in power sector

The Government of India is to bring about major reforms in the power sector by making amendments to the Electricity Bill. The Minister of State for Power Shri R K Singh recently held a press meet to clarify the misconceptions about the reforms Highlights The amendment will not make any changes to the powers of ..

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PGCIL to set up central transmission utility

The power ministry has directed the state-owned Power Grid Corporation of India Limited (PGCIL) to set up a central transmission utility (CTU) with separate accounting and board structure. This CTU would be fully owned subsidiary of PGCIL responsible for carrying out statutory functions identified for CTU under the Electricity Act. PGCIL is in charge of ..

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