Will set up 550 new 33/11 KV sub-stations in the state

In a bid to upgrade the transmission network in the state, the Odisha government will invest Rs 1,650 crore on setting up 550 new 33/11 KV sub-stations in the state. The new sub-stations which will be over and above the existing 550 sub-stations, are expected to be commissioned within two years. The decision was taken at a high-level meeting held on Friday chaired by chief minister Naveen Patnaik.

Difficult terrains, delays in nods, inhabitations in wildlife sanctuaries major impediments to power supply electricity

Sikkim is the first State in the country to provide pucca houses to all its residents belonging to the economically weaker sections.

The State Government has launched a social housing project, Chief Minister's Rural Housing Mission (CMRHM), under which around 6000 dwellers living in kutcha houses will get a new single storey earthquake resistant new pucca house free of cost by 2013, project director of the mission C C Wangdi informed.

New Delhi Amid the controversy over cap on subsidised LPG cylinders, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Tuesday said the government recognises that some subsidy has to be given for rural poor for cooking gas and electricity as part of its endeavour to give access to energy to all.

He talked about target subsidy ‘‘as best as possible’’ while stating that the government was planning to transfer subsidy amount directly to bank accounts of bonafide beneficiaries.

SHILLONG: Implementation of the Rajiv Gandhi Grameen Vidyutikaran Yojana (RGGVY), popularly referred to as the rural electrification scheme, has been progressing at a snail’s pace affecting the rural people of Meghalaya.

According to officials associated with RGGVY, the central scheme is facing hurdles in its implementation for the last three areas, especially in laying transmission line and outsourcing of bill collection through franchisees.

Union Minister of State for Power K.C. Venugopal said that Alappuzha will be included in the Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA) part of the Restructured Accelerated Power Development and Reforms Project (RAPDRP) soon.

As of now, Alappuzha is included in the Part A and B of the RAPDRP. The RAPDRP sanctioned for 42 towns in the State is being implemented in three parts — Part A, B and SCADA. Part A consists of setting up an IT-based data base line, which will be setup in towns with a population of more than 30,000. Part B will focus on bringing down losses in power transmission and distribution.

The state's average power requirement for the current fiscal is projected at 4,397 MW against which the availability will be 2,751 MW

Odisha is set to face average power shortfall of 1,646 MW during 2012-13, according to the 18th Electric Power Survey (EPS) conducted by the Central Electricity Authority (CEA). The state’s average power requirement for the current fiscal is projected at 4,397 MW against which the availability will be 2,751 MW. “The power requirement for the state has been extrapolated by the CEA on the basis of increasing load in industrial and domestic sectors. But this year, the sharp jump in power requirement for the state will be driven by charging of villages under Rajeev Gandhi Grameen Vidyutikaran Yojana (RGGVY).

PATNA, 26 AUG: Basic infrastructure development is “very very poor” in north and eastern India, rural development minister Jairam Ramesh said today while suggesting that time had come for revisitin

The State Government reiterated its demand for resumption of financial assistance under the restructured accelerated power development and reforms programme (R-APDRP) to the Centre.

Rajouri: District Development Commissioner, Rajouri, Saugat Biswas, who is also the chairman of the district-level committee for monitoring of the Rajiv Gandhi Grameen Vidyutikaran Yojana (RGGVY),