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India’s solar power generation capacity to double by this fiscal : Goyal

Kolkata, Jul 9 (UNI) Minister for Coal, Railways, Finance and Corporate Affairs Piyush
Goyal on Monday said India’s solar power generation capacity would nearly double by
the end of current fiscal and more wind power auctions are expected in the coming
months.
Speaking at an interactive session organized by the Indian Chamber of Commerce
(ICC) here, Mr Goyal said the Centre is planning to introduce solar power for cooking
as it is more efficient and environment-friendly
With technological advancements in solar power, India is emerging the first major
country which is fast transitioning into a new era of carbon-free energy for its citizen,
he added.
The Minister said, country is set to exceed the target of 175 GW in renewable
energy and touch 200 GW by 2022 which shows the seriousness India attaches to
climate change and environment protection.
Highlighting several flagship schemes such as Direct Benefit Transfer (DBT),
Pradhan Mantri Ujjawala Yojana, Pradhan Mantri Jan Dhan Accounts, Jan Suraksha
Yojana and Pradhan Mantri Jeevan Jyoti Yojana, the Minister stated that these
schemes were launched to empower the poor and marginalized people of the
country.
Under UJALA (Unnat Jyoti by Affordable Electricity for All) scheme, he mentioned,
India has received world recognition for its energy efficiency initiatives as over 900
million LED bulbs were distributed under UJALA across the country in the last four
years.
The union minister claimed that the distribution of LED bulbs helped in saving
Rs 45,000 crore in electricity bills and reduced CO2 emissions by over 2.5 crore
tonnes annually.
Mentioning the achievements of the Prime Minister Narendra Modi led-Central
government in the last 4 years, Mr Goyal said, government has been working to
provide quality education, quality health services, 24X7 power facility, clean
drinking water to all and better rail and road connectivity to connect rural areas
with rest part of the country.
The Centre is committed to provide better and dignified life to its citizens, he
added.
The minister stated that with GST, tax collection has grown up and good
governance had instilled confidence and revived trust of the people on the
government.
He urged all to work collectively to build New India in which every citizen
can get equal opportunity to lead a dignified life and where life of marginalized
and poor people can be changed.
Mr Goyal also released a booklet on 4-years achievements of Indian Railways
in West Bengal on this occasion.
Shashwat Genka, President, ICC and Rudra Chatterjee, Senior vice-president,
ICC were also present among others on the occasion.
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PM Modi to visit Congress' stronghold Rae Bareli o Sunday

15 Dec 2018 | 11:51 AM

Rae Bareli, Dec 15 (UNI) In the wake of drubbing faced by the BJP in state Assembly polls on December 11, Prime Minister Narendra Modi is set to launch his aggressive election campaign for 2019 in Uttar Pradesh from Rae Bareli — the parliamentary constituency of UPA chairperson Sonia Gandhi on Sunday.

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'Eco-child' to promote wildlife tourism in UP

15 Dec 2018 | 11:39 AM

Lucknow, Dec 15 (UNI) Uttar Pradesh Forest department have developed an unique concept of 'eco- child' under eco tourism in the state to promote wildlife tourism.

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Temple food poisoning incident: Situation grim with over 80 suffering in hospitals

15 Dec 2018 | 11:33 AM

Mysore, Dec 15 (UNI) The situation still remains grim on Saturday in Chamarajnagar district where as many as 11 people died and 80 others suffering in various hospitals, after consuming 'prasadam' at Maramma temple in Sulwadi village in Hunsur taluk in the district on Friday.

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Mughal road remains shut for 6th day, Kashmir highway through for one-way only

Mughal road remains shut for 6th day, Kashmir highway through for one-way only

15 Dec 2018 | 11:28 AM

Srinagar, Dec 15 (UNI) The historic Mughal road, connecting Shopian in south Kashmir with Rajouri and Poonch in Jammu region remained closed for the sixth day on Saturday due to accumulation of several feet of snow and slippery road conditions.

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NHRC Bengal ‘Open Hearing and Camp Sitting’ ends with recommendations of Rs  6 lakh in 3 cases, show cause notices in two others

NHRC Bengal ‘Open Hearing and Camp Sitting’ ends with recommendations of Rs 6 lakh in 3 cases, show cause notices in two others

15 Dec 2018 | 11:09 AM

Kolkata, Dec 15 (UNI) The National Human Rights Commission, NHRC held its two days' 'Open Hearing and Camp Sitting' organized in Kolkata for the cases pertaining to the state of West Bengal.

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