A group of experts from the World Bank is to meet state government officials and review reforms in departments such as municipal administration, power, public distribution system and irrigation projects.

THE government will bid out at least two ultra mega power projects (UMPPs) of 4000mw each in April 2010 to make up for the slippage in power capacity addition in previous years, a senior power ministry official said.

India is the fifth largest producer of electricity in the world and according to the Planning Commission, while the State Governments account for 51.5% of the total generation capacity, the central sector and the private sector account for 33.1% and

In case of accident, US does not want firms to pay it all nuclear reactor suppliers will not be liable if there is an accident in an atomic power plant in India. The onus of the accident would be on the operator, only partly. The rest would be on the Indian government. This, if India clears the Civil Nuclear Liability Bill. The bill, though, has not been put up for public discussions in

From the New Deal to responses to blackouts, history teaches us that crisis times can result in salutary reforms. Recent international economic developments

An ambitious plan to lower municipal electricity bills THE Centre will monitor electricity consumption pattern of municipalities from March. This is to reduce the 10 per cent power deficit and 16 per cent peak power deficit in the country.

Namakkal district, located in Tamil Nadu in southern India, is committed to be an

The State Planning Board, Karnataka, and the Institute of Social and Economic Change, Bangalore had arranged a two day seminar on 11th Five Year Plan of Karnataka: Perspectives, in Bangalore on 4-5 May 2007. The author was invited to make a presentation on Power Sector Reforms in Karnataka to take into account the possible steps during the 11th Plan period.

While exporting and importing governments are often at loggerheads over the legitimacy of sustainability criteria for biofuels, private companies have agreed on a certification scheme that allows verifiably sustainable ethanol to be imported from Brazil to Sweden.

This Report of the Committee deals with the Action Taken by the Government on the recommendations contained in the Twenty-Second Report (14th Lok Sabha) of the Standing Committee on Energy on the subject Ultra Mega Power Projects (UMPPs).