Vandana Gombar / New Delhi January 11, 2010, 0:31 IST

Large savings possible from efficient agri pumps

BHUBANESWAR: After launching a series of welfare and infrastructure development projects under the State scheme, the Government is going to launch another infrastructure programme called Biju Saharanchal Bidyut Yojana.

Sudheer Pal Singh / New Delhi January 6, 2010, 0:43 IST

With states speeding up distribution reforms in the power sector, the requirement for Central funds has gone up by over a half in the next financial year.

The power ministry is seeking an over 56 per cent increase in the gross Budgetary support (GBS) for its planned outlay, at Rs 14,430 crore, for 2010-11.

BHUBANESWAR: Even as the Government has resorted to load-shedding across the State to get over the energy shortfall, the forecast of the annual load generation balance report of the Central Electricity Authority on the energy situation does not bode well for the next year.

It is a move that is long overdue. After years of waiting, 11 remote villages in the Sunderbans delta can finally look forward to getting electricity in the new year. What makes the project even more special is that the electricity will be generated from rice husk.

Jamshedpur, Jan. 3: There is bad news in store for power pilferers.

The Jharkhand State Electricity Board (JSEB) is ready to crack its whip again.

After successful completion of its anti-power theft drive in Jamshedpur and Adityapur circles in December, JSEB is gearing up to continue the campaign in January too.

Pradeep Pandey MUMBAI

Energy is a prime requirement for sustainable development and poverty reduction. The energy dimension of poverty is fundamental. Lack of energy/electricity perpetuates poverty as it precludes most industrial activities and the jobs they create.


Edifice of State appears to have developed cracks as not only roads are dilapidated but during peak hours there is acute shortage of electricity also.