Context: For further development of the power sector, the Ministry of Power has issued a draft proposal for amendment of Electricity Act, 2003 in the form of draft Electricity Act (Amendment) Bill, 2020 for comments or suggestions from Stakeholders. Major amendments proposed in the Electricity Act are as follows.: Viability of Electricity Distribution companies (Discoms) Cost reflective Tariff: To eliminate the tendency of some Commissions to... .
Updated on 20 April, 2020
Context:In response to PM address related to turning off the lights for 9 minutes,grid managers across states have flagged the risks and are preparing for the worst case scenario as a contingency measure. Concerns due to turning off the lights for 9 minutes Drastic load reduction followed by drastic load increment: Just before 9 pm there may be unprecedented load reduction, followed by a sudden increase in load post 9.09 pm. During th... .
Updated on 6 April, 2020
The Union Cabinet chaired by the Prime Minister has given its in-principle approval for setting up a Major Port at Vadhavan near Dahanu in Maharashtra. About the port Vadhavan port will be developed on the landlord model. In the landlord port model, the publicly governed port authority acts as a regulatory body and as a landlord while private companies carry out port operations - mainly cargo-handling activities. ... .
Updated on 7 February, 2020
The losses in the weakest link in Electricity value chain have mounted to such a level that at least ten states are losing about a third of the power supplied to their consumers in distribution losses. State of DISCOMs: The electricity value chain goes like Generation → Transmission → Distribution(Weakest Link). Issues plaguing DISCOM sector Low revenue collection Increase in power purchase cost. Tariff revisions are not commensura... .
Updated on 22 January, 2020
It has been a year since 10 water aerodromes were awarded to airlines for seaplane operations, but the government is yet to seek green clearance for them. Background: In UDAN-3 (January 2019), among the routes awarded to airlines were those that provided air connectivity to 10 wardrobes — the Statue of Unity, the Sabarmati riverfront and the Shatrunjay dam in Gujarat; the Nagarjuna Sagar dam and the Prakasam barrage in Andhra Pradesh and Haveloc... .
Updated on 21 January, 2020
The Government of India, the Government of Assam and the World Bank signed a loan agreement of $88 million to help modernize Assam’s passenger ferry sector that runs on its rivers including the mighty Brahmaputra. Potential of IWT project in Assam A majority of Assam’s more than 361 ferry routes cross the Brahmaputra or serve its islands, providing a crucial means of transport to thousands of commuters in both the urban and rural areas of the... .
Updated on 17 January, 2020