Sagarmala Programme

Focus: GS III- Infrastructure Why in News? The National Sagarmala Apex Committee (NSAC) met recently at Vigyan Bhawan in New Delhi, and was chaired by Union Minister for Ports, Shipping and Waterways (MoPSW). The meeting explored the holistic development of coastal communities through a new project called “Sagartat Samriddhi Yojana.” Sagartat Samriddhi Yojana During the launching […]

The Supply Bottlenecks Causing Power Shortages

Context The power sector in India is going through a crisis. Peak shortages in some states have reached double digits. Relevance GS-III: Infrastructure: Energy, Ports, Roads, Airports, Railways etc. Dimensions of the Article Chronology of the crisis Coal shortage crisis Reasons for coal shortage and fall in generation Transportation problem faced by Indian Railways Way […]

How To Shock-Proof India’s Power Sector

Context The reports of coal-shortage induced power outages across states continue to pour in. Relevance GS-III: Infrastructure: Energy, Ports, Roads, Airports, Railways etc. Dimensions of Article Reasons for volatility in the Power Sector Suggestions to make the Power Sector resilient Way Forward Reasons for volatility in the Power Sector Demand-supply mismatch: As economic activity resumed after […]

NITI Aayog’s Draft Battery Swapping Policy

Context The NITI Aayog has released a draft battery-swapping policy targeted at electric two and three wheelers as the government think tank aims to expedite large-scale adoption of EVs. Relevance GS-III: Infrastructure: Energy, Ports, Roads, Airports, Railways etc. Dimensions of the Article What is Battery Swapping? What is BaaS? Draft Swapping Policy: Key Proposals Why […]

Looming Power Crisis in India

Context Temperatures have shot up across many parts of the country with the early onset of summer, leading to a rise in the demand for power. Instances of power outages have been reported in several states. Relevance GS-III: Infrastructure: Energy, Ports, Roads, Airports, Railways etc. Dimensions of the Article Why is there a concern around […]

India Solar Power Energy Targets

Context India is likely to miss its 2022 target of installing 100 gigawatts (GW) of solar power capacity a/c to a report. This is because of rooftop solar lagging behind, the authors say. Relevance GS-III: Infrastructure: Energy, Ports, Roads, Airports, Railways etc. Dimensions of the Article India’s Solar Policy Solar energy: India among the peers […]

Clean Energy Must Be Battery of Circular Economy

Context Budget speech has laid emphasis on the clean technologies like the solar and wind energy. It has also called for the transformation of the present linear economy into a circular economy. Relevance GS-III: Indian Economy and issues relating to Planning, Mobilization of Resources, Growth, Development and Employment. GS-III: Infrastructure: Energy, Ports, Roads, Airports, Railways etc. […]

On a green track

Context: The Kerala Government is planning to built the SilverLine Project that will link Thiruvananthapuram in the south to Kasargode in the north. Relevance: GS-III: Infrastructure, Government Policies & Interventions. Dimensions of the Article: The SilverLine Project What are the criticisms? High Speed Rail Network Financial Viability of Infrastructure projects Way Forward The SilverLine Project: […]

First Virtual Smart Grid Knowledge Centre

Context: Recently, the Union Minister for Power has launched the Virtual Smart Grid Knowledge Center (Virtual SGKC) and Innovation Park. Relevance: GS II- Infrastructure, Industrial Policy, Growth & Development Dimensions of the Article: What is Virtual Smart Grid Knowledge Center (Virtual SGKC)? Significance of this Initiative What is a Smart Grid? Benefits of Smart Grid Deployments What is […]

PM Gati Shakti

Context: Prime Minister urged State governments as well as private sector to adopt the Gati Shakti portal to plan infrastructure projects and develop special economic zones. Portal would be set up to bring 16 Ministries together for integrated planning and implementation of infrastructure connectivity projects. The portal is expected to be ready by March end. […]