The power ministry has categorised charging batteries of EVs as a service, a move which will help such stations operate without licence and encourage use of e-vehicles.
A training programme has been launched in six states to skill manpower in the power sector to support the 16,320-crore 'Saubhagya' scheme.
The power ministry is examining report of an official panel on NTPC's Unchahar plant accident which has listed high ash build up and consequent tube failure in boiler.
The Union Cabinet was apprised of a MoU between India and Guyana on bilateral cooperation in renewable energy.
Power Minister R K Singh today said the government will amend bidding rules to allow pass through of duty hike.
All the central government departments and PSUs located in NCR have been asked to switch to e-vehicles for local travels by the power ministry.
Power Minister R K Singh has directed state-run REC and PFC not to grant loans to Discoms which are making heavy losses unless they draw up a road map for reducing them.
R K Singh said that the state-run Energy Efficiency Service Ltd (EESL) will float another tender for 10,000 electric cars tomorrow.
State-run power giant NTPC today said it has paid interim dividend of Rs 2,251 crore for 2017-18.
The govt has decided on various steps including the use of dedicated rail transportation and setting up of power project only within 500 km from coal mines, sources said.