The West Bengal Government has sought the termination of NHPC (formerly known as the National Hydro Power Corporation) as an implementing agency for the rural electrification project at the Purilia

SHILLONG: Admitting that the progress of the Rajiv Gandhi Grameen Vidyutikaran Yojana (RGGVY) in the State has not been upto the mark, Power Minister AT Mondal said that show cause notices have been given to the concerned contractors for the delay in commissioning of the scheme.

The RGGVY scheme aims at electrifying all villages and habitations besides providing access to electricity to all rural households and also to provide electricity connection to Below Poverty Line (BPL) families free of charge. Under the scheme, 1, 14,507 BPL families will be provided free electricity connection in the state.

Is the Asia-Pacific region set to bear the onerous title of having become the disaster centre of the globe? So it would seem if one went by UNDP’s Asia-Pacific Development Report “One Planet to Share — Sustaining Human Progress in a Changing Climate”.

Climate-related disasters are on the rise and during the last two decades, 45 per cent of the world’s natural disasters, whether it be floods in Pakistan in 2010 or Cyclone Nargis which hit Burma in 2008, have occurred here, resulting in numerous deaths, massive human dislocations and severe economic losses.

Power Minister says in 2011-12, capacity of 20,400 Mw was added, which was much higher than projection of 17,000 Mw

A mammoth 80,000 Mw power generation capacity is under construction during the 12th Five Year Plan period ending March 31, 2017, Power Minister Sushilkumar Shinde told the Rajya Sabha today. He said during Question Hour that 21,000 Mw of electricity generation capacity was added during 10th Plan period against the target of 42,000 Mw.

The Maharashtra government, caught between the rising mismatch between demand and supply of power and deteriorating finances of power utilities, has introduced an amnesty scheme for payment of dues by consumers. The scheme would be applicable for the recovery of pending electricity bills for various drinking water schemes.

Fighting the elephant menace with a small electric bulb may appear strange to many, but it has become a reality in over 2,000 villages in Assam affected by the man-animal conflict where it is commo

The objective of the Programme is to provide basic lighting facilities through renewable energy sources in those unelectrified remote census villages, unelectrified hamlets of electrified census villages where grid connectivity is either not feasible or not cost effective & not covered under Rajiv Gandhi Gramin Vidyutikaran Yojana (RGGVY) an

State Congress has claimed that 1,068 villages of the Shajapur district of the State would be illuminated with the electricity on the initiative taken by the Congress general secretary Rahul Gandhi

Madhya Pradesh Government on Wednesday extended the tenure of the Union Carbide Toxic Gas Leak Probe Commission by an year, sources said.

DIBRUGARH: The Assam State Electricity Board(ASEB), under its much hyped Rajiv Gandhi Rural Electrification project(RREP) has provided power connection to 75 below poverty line (BPL) beneficiaries