Energy News

Ensuring energy availability is a crucial aspect of the Industrial growth of a nation. In this section, we will cover all the updates issues and concepts related to the energy sector of India

  • Draft Electricity Act (Amendment) Bill 2020
    Draft Electricity Act (Amendment) Bill 2020 Bill has been framed to ensure that renewable energy tariffs are not changed by the states after the execution of contracts, and electricity regulatory commissions have more teeth to enforce power purchase agreements between projects and distribution companies (discom). It seeks privatisation of discoms (distribution companies) ...
  • What is UDAY scheme?
    UDAY scheme UDAY scheme was launched in November 2015, the Ujjwal DISCOM Assurance Yojana (UDAY) was designed to turn around the precarious financial position of state distribution companies (DISCOMS). The state governments took over 75 % of the debt of their DISCOMS, issuing lower-interest bonds to service the rest of the debt. In return, DISCOMS ...
  • Commercialization of coal mining
    Source- Live Mint Syllabus- GS 3- Effects of liberalization on the economy, changes in industrial policy and their effects on industrial growth. Context– Centre was all set to allow commercial and even foreign players to mine coal from 19th October, with the aim of making India among the biggest exporters of the ...
  • Power sector in India
    Source- The Indian Express Syllabus- GS 3- Infrastructure: Energy, Ports, Roads, Airports, Railways etc. Context– The financial hole into which the DISCOMS have fallen will deepen in light of COVID. What is UDAY scheme? Launched in November 2015, the Ujjwal DISCOM Assurance Yojana (UDAY) was designed to turn around the precarious financial position of state distribution companies (DISCOMS). The ...
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