The Prime Minister’s Office (PMO) has directed the Power Ministry to float a new Cabinet note on hiking the duty on the import of power equipment into the country.

Algae and larva seen floating in the drainage; plastic bags strewn around

A drain that flows close to the pipeline supplying drinking water to the manufacturing units in SIDCO Industrial Estate in Thuvakudi poses a health hazard for industrial workers. Algae and larva could be seen floating in the drainages where pigs wallow. Household garbage strewn at such spots has added to the stink. Plastic carry bags were ubiquitous in the garbage.

New Delhi After being held up for over four months, the government will finally approve a proposal to levy import duty on power equipment to protect the interest of domestic engineering firms such

Monsoon is bearing down on the city, checking the forecast before stepping out is the logical thing to do.

With this, 6 million units of electricity will be added to the grid

State-run BHEL today said it has commissioned a 250 MW unit at Harduaganj thermal power project in Uttar Pradesh. "BHEL has commissioned a 250 MW unit at Harduaganj Thermal Power Station (TPS), in Uttar Pradesh. With this, six million units of electricity will be added to the grid of the power deficit state, every day," a company statement said.

The ongoing sapling-planting drive has received a fresh boost this World Environment Day, with 4,000 new saplings being planted around Tiruchi by the city corporation.

Held as part of the celebrations organised by the Bishop Heber Higher Secondary School in Teppakulam, the day's drive was focussed on main roads and government office premises.

Navaratna company, Neyveli Lignite Corporation Limited (NLC), is planning to add 15,000 Mw of power with an investment of around Rs 90,000 crore, of which 30 per cent will be infused as equity.

AR Ansari, chairman and managing director of NLC, said that the proposed addition will be completed before 2020-22. “For now, we have reserves of Rs 6,000 crore. We will infuse Rs 30,000 crore as equity from own reserves in the next 10 years,” he said.

The company will set up a 160 MW power plant for the state electicity board

State-owned Bhel today said it has bagged Rs 380 crore order for setting up a 160 MW gas- based plant in Rajasthan. Bhel has secured a contract for setting up a 160 MW Combined Cycle Power Plant (CCPP) in Rajasthan from Rajya Vidyut Utpadan Nigam Limited (RRVUNL), said an official release.

Power generation from wind mills over the last few days has enabled the Tamil Nadu Electricity Board to ensure uninterrupted power supply to the immense relief of industries in the region.

Industries, particularly ancillaries of BHEL, Tiruchi, hope that the power situation will smoothen in the near future with the onset of windy season and the scope for the State to augment its power position with its share from the Kudankulam nuclear power plant shortly.

Bhel officials said that no reasons have been assigned by RVUN for cancelling the tenders

The Rajasthan government has scrapped tenders worth Rs 12,000 crore that were bagged by Bharat Heavy Electricals (Bhel) more than a year ago for two separate thermal power projects in the state. Rajasthan Rajya Vidyut Utpadan Nigam Ltd (RVUN), a state government company, has scrapped EPC (Engineering, Procurement and Construction) tenders for upcoming new super critical units of Suratgarh and Chhabra thermal power stations, sources said.