The Union Power Ministry has amended the methodology for the use of coal allocated to states by Independent Power Producers (IPPs). The period of coal supply has been extended from one year to three. The time frame for the bidding process has also been cut down from 67 days to just 37 days. The ministry has stated that this has been done to ensure an efficient use of domestic coal.
In India, Central Trade Associations and Banks, called for a nationwide strike on March 28 & 29, to protest against the Central Government. In regard to this, the Union Power Ministry, alerted state governments and electricity department, to ensure maintenance and reliability of electricity round-the-clock to people, without fail. The advisory released read, "A 24X7 control room may be made functional for information dissemination and for… read-more