India has achieved two significant milestones in power sector. The country has emerged as net exporter of electricity and achieved almost 100 per cent electrification. Electricity has reached to every villages in the country and the target of electrifying all households is likely to be achieved soon. The initiatives like Deen Dayal Upadhyay Gram Jyoti Yojana - DDUGJY, and integrated Power Development Schemes have played a crucial role in electrifying the country, analyses Team Inclusion
Maharashtra has made significant progress in strengthening production and distribution network of power sector in the past four years. While the state is on course to ensure uninterrupted supply of power, huge subsidies and under collection from agriculture sector pose big challenges, writes Team Inclusion
Bifurcation of a large state into two is never an easy process. While it comes with the dangers of split resources and lost synergies, it also comes with a small opportunity to shine in its own light. One such opportunity knocked on Andhra Pradesh’s doors in 2014 after Telangana split finally happened. Instead of being bogged down, the state leadership took charge of the reins and turned the state around into a beacon of best practices especially when it comes to the power sector, reports Team Inclusion
Development of infrastructure depends on availability and quality of power. Narendra Modi government initiated various programmes to boost the output and reach of power across the country. To ensure a sustainable growth it is imperative to push for clean energy, says Gursharan Dhanjal
Maheshwari Logistics, a coal and bulk cargo through road transportation logistics company, owns and operates a fleet of more than 100 lorries and trailers. This is in addition to another 5,000 trucks from third party vendors attached to it on a regular basis. During 2018-19, the company transported over 30 lakh tonnes of coal. Given its timely delivery, efficient handling and safe operations, it has become a preferred logistics partner for almost all cement companies in Gujarat and Rajasthan for transporting coal to their plants.
Maharashtra has become one of the largest power producing and consuming states in the country. The state’s importance in the renewables space is also rising day-by-day. To understand the current situation of the power sector, the turnaround of the state discom and the challenges going forward, Team Inclusion spoke with Arvind Singh, Principal Secretary - Energy, Government of Maharashtra.
If one needs to understand power situation in Andhra Pradesh, K Vijayanand is the man to approach. Vijayanand is an IAS officer who is the chairman of APTRANSCO and managing director of APGENCO. At the helm of these two mammoths, he practically looks after all the aspects of the power sector in the state. In this conversation, he explains to Team INCLUSION why Andhra Pradesh is doing well and where others can catch up.
Cost is a critical element in the growth of renewable energy. Currently, renewable energy production in India is heavily subsidised. The government provides subsidy to promote the use of clean fuel. However, dependence on subsidy is not sustainable. The companies and organisations must innovate to bring down the cost. Madhya Pradesh has shown the way.