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Assam CM plans to follow ‘Gujarat model’ in power sector

Assam Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma has said that his government will replicate the ‘Gujarat model’ to turn the state’s three power companies into profitable entities. The three companies include Assam Power Distribution Company Limited (APDCL), Assam Power Generation Corporation Limited (APGCL) and Assam Electricity Grid Corporation Limited (AEGCL). A delegation...

Tauktae impact: 3,748 villages, 122 COVID hospitals in Gujarat suffer power outage

The cyclonic storm Tauktae that hit Gujarat on Monday ended up uprooting several trees and electricity poles. This in turn has caused power outages in 3,748 villages and 122 COVID hospitals in Gujarat most of which are in the affected coastal districts. Around 30% of electricity poles in severely affected villages have been destroyed. Energy...

Guj govt extends solar power policy upto December 31 this year

The Gujarat government has decided to extend the Solar Power Policy – 2015 to December 31, 20202. It should be noted that under the Aatmanirbhar Package the government has decided to extend several policies that were to come to an end, in an attempt to ensure a boost to the economy of the state. The...

Power bill relief: Guj reduces fuel surcharge for electricity by 16 paise per unit

Energy minister Saurabh Patel on Tuesday announced that the government has reduced the fuel surcharge for electricity consumers in the state by 16 paise per unit . The decision is likely to positively impact 1.30 crore customers and save them Rs310 crore by way of surcharge. Patel said that the move has been made by...