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India’s Energy Minister Wants to Quadruple Solar Installs Over the Next Year

Jul 2018

India may increase its solar energy capacity four-fold during the next fiscal year ending March 2017, Piyush Goyal, Union Minister of Coal, Power and Renewable Energy says.

Govt approves continuation of off-grid solar PV applications scheme

Jun 2018

The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs - chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi - has given approval for implementation of off-grid and decentralised solar PV (photo voltaic) application programme phase-III.

Sustainable dwellings for all: Opportunities in PMAY- G

May 2018

“Housing for All” by 2022 through Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana – Gramin (PMAY-G) was initiated in April 2016, restructuring an earlier scheme - Indira Awas Yojana that started in 1996.
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Modi Announces ‘100% Village Electrification’, But 31 Million Indian Homes Are Still In The Dark

May 2018

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi's pledge to bring reliable power to all, at the time when the World Bank reported India has world’s largest un-electrified population, propelled him into office in 2014.
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Ministry of Power joins hands with Skill India to support electrification scheme ‘Saubhagya’

Mar 2018

A special project under the PMKVY launched in Six States - Assam, Bihar, Madhya Pradesh, Jharkhand, Odisha and Uttar Pradesh Around 47,000 Distribution Lineman-Multi Skills and Technical Helpers will be trained in these six focus states to give fillip to rural electrification

Ministry of Power joins hands with Skill India to support electrification scheme ‘Saubhagya’

Mar 2018

A special project under the PMKVY launched in Six States - Assam, Bihar, Madhya Pradesh, Jharkhand, Odisha and Uttar Pradesh Around 47,000 Distribution Lineman-Multi Skills and Technical Helpers will be trained in these six focus states to give fillip to rural electrification
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Surat becomes first district to have 100% solar powered health centres

Mar 2018

There are a total of 52 PHCs in the district and all of them are now powered by solar system. This initiative will not only bring down the electricity bill by 40 percent but also help fight global warming.

Surat becomes first district to have 100% solar powered health centres

Mar 2018

There are a total of 52 PHCs in the district and all of them are now powered by solar system. This initiative will not only bring down the electricity bill by 40 percent but also help fight global warming.
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Second edition of RE-Invest postponed for the fifth time

Mar 2018

The second edition of RE-Invest, envisaged as India’s flagship renewable energy event after its inaugural show in February 2015, has been postponed for the fifth time.
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India’s going to beat the EU at renewable energy production by 2022

Mar 2018

Renewable energy production surged in 2016, with around two-thirds–or 165 gigawatts–of net new capacity coming from clean sources.
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Cabinet to vet Rs 48,000 cr KUSUM scheme for solar power by March

Feb 2018

The total cost of the capacities under this scheme would be Rs 1.4 lakh crore. The Centre will provide Rs 48,000 crore financial assistance under the scheme.

India Energy Access Summit 2018 highlights

Feb 2018

The India Energy access summit held in India on February 12-13, 2018 in New Delhi, saw discussions on the decentralized renewable energy sector from various organizations and institutions, including few announcements.

Selco Foundation wins the Zayed Future Energy Prize

Jan 2018

The SELCO Foundation, the winner in this year's non-profit category, offers micro-loans to extend energy access in impoverished communities, and education programmes aimed at raising awareness of the benefits of sustainability and renewable energy.

Husk Power raises $20 mn for its mini-grid business

Jan 2018

Husk Power Systems, a leading distributed utility company that provides reliable power to rural communities and businesses entirely from renewable energy sources, on Monday evening announced that it had raised a $20 million Series C round of equity funding.

PM’s Saubhagya scheme aims to give electricity to 4 crore families

Dec 2017

Uttar Pradesh accounts for more than 40% of the country’s total 4 crore households without electricity connection.

PSPCL increases its share of renewable energy, signs agreement for 150 MW wind power

Nov 2017

The Punjab state power Corporation Limited (PSPCL) has added increased its share of renewable energy has risen to 20% of the total energy produced via Thermal and Hydel sources in the state by signing an agreement with Solar Energy Corporation of India (SECI) to buy additional 150 MW of power.

India Should Focus On To Build Solar-Electricity Storage System: Researcher

Nov 2017

The Fellow & Area Convenor at the Centre for Resource Efficiency and Governance in The Energy and Resources Institute (TERI), Nitya Nanda emphasized on building a robust storage system for electricity to have balance cost-effective energy mix. Nitya also stated about the process having a mismatch between peak demand and electricity generation period for solar.

SAUBHAGYA Scheme launched in Manipur 1.75 lakh households of Manipur proposed to be included under the Scheme

Nov 2017

The Pradhan Mantri Sahaj Bijli Har Ghar Yojana (SAUBHAGYA) was launched in Manipur today, by Union Minister of State (IC) for Power and New & Renewable Energy, Shri R.K. Singh and Shri N. Biren Singh, Chief Minister of Manipur. A total of approximately 1.75 lakh households (1.62 lakh rural households and 0.13 lakh urban households) of Manipur are proposed to be included under the Scheme.

Renewable energy sector may generate over 330,000 jobs in five years: report

Nov 2017

The report stressed that India’s clean energy initiatives can help address poverty in rural areas by providing steady incomes, skill-building opportunities to unskilled and semi-skilled workers.

Indian States Energy Access Digest: Issue 1

Oct 2017

The Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) presents the first of a monthly digest of key state-level initiatives in improving energy access in India

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