Power Minister Piyush Goyal informed the Lok Sabha that 43 hydro-electric projects, with total generating capacity of 11,928 MW, are under construction. Out of these 43 projects, 16 are stalled due to financial constraints and other reasons, he said. According to Goyal, the total power generation capacity of the 16 […]

Now that works on the first set of smart cities gaining momentum, the union government is getting for the second. Reports said the Urban Development Ministry will announce by June-end the next set of 40 cities for central funding under the Narendra Modi government’s flagship scheme–Smart City Mission. So far, […]

The Board of Approval (BoA), chaired by Commerce Secretary Rita Teaotia, has approved five proposals, including those of Oracle India and L&T Construction Equipment, for setting up IT special economic zones (SEZs). While L&T Construction Equipment has planned two zones in Karnataka, Oracle India has proposed to set up IT […]

The Union Cabinet has approved inking of an agreement between Forum of Regulators (FOR) and National Associations of Regulatory Utility Commissioners (NARUC) for large-scale grid integration of renewable energy. According to an official statement, “The Union Cabinet chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi has given its approval for signing of […]

The union government has accorded in principle approval for setting up 18 airports. The combined cost is estimated at Rs 30,000 crore. According to Minister of State for Civil Aviation Jayant Sinha, the government has granted “in principle” approval for the greenfield airports. “Citing information provided by developers, the total […]

The state government of Rajasthan has identified land to develop Jodhpur-Pali area as an Information Technology Investment Region (ITIR). By the middle of April, it will submit a detailed project report on the project to the Central government. Minister of State for Electronics and IT, P P Chaudhary said, “The […]


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