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
Prime Minister renamed the Kolkata Port Trust after Bharatiya Jana Sangh founder Dr Syama Prasad Mookerjee, at an event to mark its 150th anniversary. Kolkata Port Trust: An autonomous body under the Ministry of Shipping It manages two separate dock agglomerations - the Kolkata Dock System (KDS) and Haldia Dock Complex (HDC). Syama Prasad Mukherjee (6 Ju... .
Updated on 13 January, 2020
Niti Aayog and Indian Railways have come out with a discussion paper 'Private Participation: Passenger Trains’ for running 150 trains on 100 routes by private operators, envisaging an investment of ₹22,500 crores. Background The Railway Board had last year formed an empowered group of secretaries, headed by Niti Aayog CEO Amitabh Kant to chalk out the modalities of the bidding process and take other decisions to fast-track awarding of bids to... .
Updated on 9 January, 2020
The Union Cabinet has approved the transformational restructuring of Indian Railways along functional lines. The reform will go a long way in achieving the Government’s vision of making Indian Railways the growth engine of India's Vikas Yatra. Restructuring Of Indian Railways Unification of services has been recommended by various committees for reforming Railways including - the Prakash Tandon Committee (1994), Rakesh Mohan Committee (2001)... .
Updated on 25 December, 2019