RESOURCE: National Rural Electrification Policy, 2006

The National Rural Electrification Policy was notified in compliance with Sections 4 & 5 of the Electricity Act, 2003 by the Central Government. Features of National Rural Electrification Policy, 2006:- Goals include provision of access to electricity to all households by the year 2009, quality and reliable power supply at reasonable rates, and minimum lifeline […]

Mizoram becomes 27th State to join UDAY

The Government of India and the State of Mizoram signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) under the scheme Ujwal DISCOM Assurance Yojana (UDAY) today for operational improvement of the State’s Power Distribution Department. With the signing of MoU by Mizoram, the total States/ Union territories covered under UDAY will be 27. Mizoram would derive an […]

Directives under Rule 126 of Explosives Rules 2008

A recent accident during display of fireworks at Paravoor, Kerala has brought out several discrepancies such as lack of effective enforcement of the Explosive Rules 2008 on the part of the district administration, use of unauthorized fireworks, viz. Amittus, Kuzhiminnal, Palm leaf crackers, multishots, gundus etc., use of unauthorized chemicals i.e. potassium chlorate in fireworks, […]

Union HRD Minister Prakash Javadekar Releases ‘India Rankings 2017’

The Union Minister of Human Resource Development, Shri Prakash Javadekar , released the India Rankings 2017 for the Educational Institutions and dedicated it  to the nation in New Delhi today. Speaking on the  occasion  he said that this step is a sequel of our  Government’s commitment towards bringing landmark changes in the quality of education […]

Sewage Treatment Plants Under Gap

Namami Gange aims to focus on pollution abatement interventions namely Interception, diversion & treatment of waste water flowing through the open drains through bio-remediation / appropriate in-situ treatment / use of innovative technologies / Sewage Treatment Plant (STPs) / Effluent Treatment Plants (ETPs); rehabilitation and augmentation of existing STPs and Immediate short term measures for […]

EESL warns against fraud websites selling LED bulbs

Energy Efficiency Services Limited (EESL) is hereby alerting its consumers of fraudulent websites selling 9W LED bulbs under the name of Unnat Jyoti by Affordable LEDs for All (UJALA) programme. These websites are not associated with the UJALA programme of EESL which is a public energy services company, under the administration of Ministry of Power. […]

Press Release (Hindi): Let’s Talk Waste- A Campaign on Solid Waste Management

कूड़ा– यह शब्द हम अक्सर अपनी रोज़ मर्रा की ज़िन्दगी में सुन्न तो रहे हैं पर ध्यान नहीं दे रहे | प्रधानमंत्री श्री नरेन्द्र मोदी जी ने स्वच्छ भारत मिशन की शुरुआत करके, एक नयी सोच को जन्म दिया | इससे पहले किसी भी सरकार ने स्वछता को लेके इतनी गंभीरता से कोई भी तोस […]

Policy Brief: Swachh Bharat Mission- Urban (SBM-U)

In October 2014, GoI launched the Swachh Bharat Mission-Urban (SBM-U) – a sanitation policy focused on urban sanitation. The scheme is introduced by the Ministry of Urban Development (MoUD). The policy had the following objectives: •Make the country open defecation free (ODF) by 2019 •Convert insanitary toilets to pour flush toilets •Achieve 100 per cent collection […]