This is the first UMPP being undertaken by a state-owned power utility

Agriculture sector is facing many challenges including shrinkage of land, depletion of water resources

Union Minister of State for Agriculture Tariq Anwar has asked seed companies to be judicious in determining the prices of the genetically modified (GM) crop seeds in the country.

While the offer to supply liquefied natural gas (LNG) at $ 9.5 per unit to gas-based power projects of India Gas Solutions (IGS) is going to pose a tough challenge for the other players planning to set up LNG facilities on the Andhra coast, the question of feasibility is a matter power companies are still unclear about.

“It all boils down to how much price a merchant power producer can command at the exchanges if he has to run the plant with LNG that is procured at $9.5 per mBtu (million British thermal unit),” a senior official of a large private power company told Business Standard.

The technology to enable the promise of solar energy has quite some way to go, with one requirement being an efficient way of tracking the sun during its daily movement across the horizon.