Deepa Jainani

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UPPCL banned from buying power from exchanges on alleged lapses

According to sources, UPPCL authorities are trying to persuade Bajaj Energy to withdraw its complaint and help lift the ban on it buying power from the exchanges by assuring it that a certain amount of payment would be made t

Economy News

Over 5 lakh smart meters installed in a year, mostly in Uttar Pradesh

Once these 40 lakh smart meters are installed, it will enable the UP discoms to save Rs 8,000 crore over eight years.

Economy News

Uttar Pradesh keeps local units out, system only for inter-state buys

UPPCL and its discoms are geared up to adhere to the letter of credit system for power purchases from August 1, but have kept independent power producers within the state out of the ambit of the new payment security mechanism

Economy News

Letters of credit for power supplies: UP seeks more time

In the meantime, the finance department has also been advised to provide additional subsidy to meet the cash gap.

Industry News

UP cane arrears stand at Rs 9,500 crore: 5 big private mills owe Rs 5,000 crore to farmers

Of the privately-owned sugar mills, five big groups — the Yadu Group, Simbhaoli Sugars, Modi Group, Bajaj Group and Mawana Sugars — owe up to Rs 5,000 crore.

Cane dues on the same date last year stood at Rs 12,075 crore. News

Yogi govt fixes minimum base price for reserved molasses

Initially representatives of both the industry associations were asked to solve the issue amicably amongst themselves in such a way that the lifting of reserve molasses and the government’s revenue collection target is not

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Here’s what UP govt plans to help sugarcane growers

The proposal to introduce a UP sugar and sugarcane development fund aims at helping the ailing sector, especially sugarcane growers who have been battling delayed payments year over year.

Economy News

Power rates in Uttar Pradesh likely to increase by up to 25%

UPPCL had not sought any tariff revision last year in light of the forthcoming Lok Sabha polls and also kept on hold the proposal for the current year till the polls were over.

Economy News

Train to Taj Mahal given green signal! Agra Metro to be ready by 2024

Scheduled to be ready by 2024, the Agra Metro will be welcomed by the city’s residents and tourists alike.

Infrastructure News

Uttar Pradesh mills still owe Rs 9,500 crore sugarcane dues

The industry's worsening conditions have been triggered by factors such as years of bumper cane harvests and record sugar production

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Mills to pay interest on delayed cane payments for 2012-15: Uttar Pradesh to HC

In an affidavit filed before an Allahabad HC Bench, UP cane commissioner Sanjay Bhoosreddy said while profit-making sugar mills would pay an interest of 12% on their dues to farmers, loss-making units would have to pay an int

Industry News

PPGCL plant: UP regulator asks Tata Power firm to offer discount on fixed charges

The regulator’s move is aimed at ensuring that acquirer passes on the benefit of taking over the asset at a discount to the end consumers.

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Modi launches PM-KISAN scheme, over 1 crore farmers get 1st instalment of Rs 2,000

Invoking former Prime Minister Lal Bahadur Shastri, who gave the slogan ‘Jai Jawan Jai Kissan’, the Prime Minister said the entire country stands with our farmers today.

Economy News

PM Modi flags-off first ever diesel-to-electric converted locomotive

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday flagged off the first-ever diesel-to-electric converted locomotive at the Diesel Locomotive Works (DLW) in his Lok Sabha constituency, Varanasi.

The high-profile project of the railways was part of its Mission 100% electrification and de-carbonisation agenda. News

Uttar Pradesh extends soft loan scheme for sugar millers

Speaking to FE, an official of the cane department said that these sugar mills had already applied for the soft loan but the same could not be processed within the said period in November due to certain reasons, the governmen

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UP government presents Rs 4.79L-crore budget

Considering that this is an election year and the 2019 Lok Sabha polls are just a couple of months away, the government has allocated Rs 247.60 crore for the maintenance of cow shelters in rural areas and Rs 200 crore allocat

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Pravasi Bhartiya Diwas: PM Modi describes NRIs as India’s brand ambassadors

Inaugurating the 15th Pravasi Bharatiya Diwas convention in his parliamentary constituency Varanasi here on Tuesday, Prime Minister Narendra Modi described NRIs as India’s brand ambassadors and representatives.

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Lok Sabha Elections 2019: SP, BSP to contest 38 seats each, no pact with Congress

Rivals put past behind, vow a ‘long-term’ alliance

India News

Power sector employees go on two-day strike from Tuesday

Public sector power utility employees across the country, including engineers, will start a two-day nationwide strike on January 8 to voice their demands and highlight alleged privatisation attempts.

Economy News

Uttar Pradesh asks Centre to raise state’s sugar sale quota

In a letter to food minister Ram Vilas Paswan, UP sugarcane and sugar development minister Suresh Rana states that the mills in the state produced 120.50 lakh tonnes of sugar and is still left with an unsold inventory of 9.61

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UP govt cracks the whip on nine negligent sugar mills

The Uttar Pradesh Cane and Sugar Commissioner has cracked the whip on negligent nine mills. The authority has issued instructions to take legal action and register FIRs under the Essential Commodities Act against the mills an

Markets News

NTPC close to buying out UP government’s 50 per cent equity in Meja power project

The Meja Urja Nigam (MUNPL) is a 50:50 joint venture between NTPC and Uttar Pradesh Rajya Vidyut Utpadan Nigam in Allahabad

Industry News

Adani, PowerGrid selected for transmission projects in Uttar Pradesh

Both these projects, which have been awarded through the tariff-based competitive bidding process, will bring an investment of Rs 1,401 crore in the state.

Industry News

UP solar tender oversubscribed

In what can be seen as a validation of Uttar Pradesh government's optimism regarding setting a competitive upper tariff of Rs 3.10/kWh for its 550 MW solar tender.

Industry News

National Waterways 1: Rs 5369 cr project aims to smoother navigation over river Ganges

To overcome the unique navigation challenges the Ganga throws up, the IWAI has signed a contract with DST, Germany to design vessels specially suited to the waterway.

Infrastructure News

After much dilly-dallying, Uttar Pradesh may retain cane price of last year

Coming under the glare of the Allahabad high court over the cane price issue, the Uttar Pradesh government has desisted from increasing the State Advised Price (SAP) for cane and decided to go with the last year’s rates.

Markets News

Huge response! UP’s 550 MW solar tender oversubscribed

Uttar Pradesh government’s tender calling for bids for 550 MW grid-connected solar photovoltaic (PV) power received a huge response with as many as eight developers submitting bids for 795 MW.

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