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Import of Coal
           As per CCO reports, during April-November 2015, the import of coal was 127.52 Mte as compared to 137.61 Mte in the corresponding period of 2014-15 showing a fall of 7.3%. This was stated by Sh. Piyush Goyal, Minister of State (IC) for Power, Coal & New and Renewable Energy in a written reply to a question in the Rajya Sabha today. This slowdown in import is largely due to the fact that coal production by Coal India Ltd. (CIL) registered a growth of 8.8% during April-November, 2015 over the same period in the previous year.   The country-wise import of coal during the last five years is given as below:- 


Country
Import of Coal                 ( in Million tonnes)
2010-11
2011-12
2012-13
2013-14
2014-15
Quantity
Quantity
Quantity
Quantity
Quantity
Indonesia
35.944
55.260
82.393
101.870
118.215

Australia
15.949
27.793
30.450
34.480
47.459

South Africa
11.214
12.217
20.293
20.614
30.731

USA
1.771
2.974
6.389
3.651
4.270

Russia
0.423
1.194
0.371
0.742
1.333

New Zealand
0.795
0.960
1.047
1.132
1.025

China PRP
0.242
0.482
0.015
0.207
0.019

Canada
--
0.230
0.999
1.247
1.957

Mozambique
--
0.049
0.978
1.499
1.979

Others
2.580
1.694
2.850
1.415
5.115

Total
68.918
102.853
145.785
166.857
212.103

           
















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Fund for Rural Electrification
The State-wise number of villages electrified under Rural Electrification component of  Deendayal Upadhyaya Gram Jyoti Yojana (DDUGJY)  during the last three years, are given below:-

Sr. No.
States
2012-13
2013-14
2014-15
1
Arunachal Pradesh
387
282
107
2
Assam
190
125
190
3
Bihar
701
206
341
4
Chhattisgarh
214
164
67
5
Himachal Pradesh
5
0
8
6
Jammu & Kashmir
28
27
9
7
Jharkhand
181
47
161
8
Karnataka
1
0
0
9
Madhya Pradesh
92
98
86
10
Manipur
0
0
192
11
Meghalaya
482
144
43
12
Mizoram
5
13
45
13
Nagaland
9
4
10
14
Odisha
119
84
13
15
Rajasthan
138
18
70
16
Tripura
16
1
0
17
Uttar Pradesh
3
0
59
18
Uttarakhand
0
0
4
19
West Bengal
16
0
0

Total
2587
1213
1405


      Details of projects sanctioned and funds released  for the rural electrification during the last three years are as under:-
                                                                                                        (Rs. in crore)

During 2012-13
During 2013-14
During 2014-15
Funds Sanctioned
-
23606.38
8853.12
Fund disbursed
903.39
2373.10
3586.62


                        Tariff is decided by the concerned State Electricity  Regulatory Commission,  however, recently launched  Ujwal DISCOM Assurance Yojana  (UDAY)  aims at reducing cost of power too.  This was stated by Sh. Piyush Goyal, Minister of State (IC) for Power, Coal & New and Renewable Energy in a written reply to a question in the Rajya  Sabha today

            The Minister further stated that under DDUGJY, renewable energy sources are used for rural electrification in case of off-grid villages. Against the sanctioned project cost of Rs.1216.68 crore, a capital subsidy of Rs.1022.64 crore has been earmarked under the scheme.  No proposal has been received from the State of Maharashtra under this component.  However, the State-wise details are given below:-

           
Status of Sanctioned projects as on 29.02.2016                                  
Sl. No
State
Sanctioned project cost (Rs. in lakhs)
Total Subsidy amount        (Rs. in lakhs)
1
Andhra Pradesh
9713.98
8411.1735
2
Assam
26670.84
24003.756
3
Arunachal Pradesh
11189
10070.1
4
Bihar
3784.64
3406.176
5
Chhattisgarh
20570.96
15844.62
6
Jharkhand
16809.91
12921.069
7
Karnataka
4384.12
3936.483
8
Kerala
531.83
478.647
9
Madhya Pradesh
10504.57
8285.9805
10
Meghalaya
1212.4
1091.16
11
Odisha
5872.68
4434.06
12
Rajasthan
1891.11
1701.999
13
Uttar Pradesh
8026
7223.4
14
 Uttarakhand
506.26
455.634
Total  DDUGJY
121668.3
102264.258

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Effectiveness of Measures by Bureau of Energy Efficiency
The following measures initiated by Bureau of Energy Efficiency have yielded tangible results in the field of energy efficiency and contribute significantly in achieving the vision of     24 x 7 power to all households in the country through resultant savings in energy consumption:

(i)                 Prescribing reduction in specific energy consumption norms for energy intensive industries notified as designated consumers, under Perform, Achieve, Trade (PAT) Scheme.

(ii)               Star labeling of 21 appliances for improved energy efficiency.
(iii)             Fuel efficiency standards prescribed for passengers cars to reduce fuel consumption.

(iv)             Energy Conservation Building Codes (ECBC) formulated for energy efficiency improvement in commercial buildings.

(v)               Demonstration projects on Demand Side Management (DSM) in Municipal, Household, Agriculture and Small & Medium Enterprises (SME) sectors for reducing energy consumption in these sectors.

(vi)             Prescribing Design Guidelines for Energy Efficient Multi-Storey Residential Buildings.


(vii)           Enabling investment in energy efficiency projects through innovative financing mechanisms. 

(viii)         Promotion of energy efficient LED lamps through Domestic Efficient Lighting Programme (DELP) & Street Lighting National Programme (SLNP), through which about 7.5 crore household LED bulbs are already distributed under DELP.

(ix)              Nationwide campaign for energy conservation.

The energy saving achieved through the above initiatives is about 83 billion units. This was stated by Sh. Piyush Goyal, Minister of State (IC) for Power, Coal & New and Renewable Energy in a written reply to a question in the Rajya  Sabha today.

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6493 Villages Electrified Till Date Under DDUGJY, 323 Villages Electrified Last Week
323 villages have been electrified across the country during last week (from 6th to 13th March 2016) under Deen Dayal Upadhyaya Gram Jyoti Yojna (DDUGJY). Out of these electrified villages,  86 in Odisha, 73 in Jharkhand , 61 villages in Uttar Pradesh, 42 in Arunachal Pradesh , 33 in Bihar, 16 in Assam, 6 in Chhattisgarh, 3 in Madhya Pradesh and 3 in Rajasthan. The progress of ongoing electrification process can be tracked on http://garv.gov.in/dashboard
An update on ongoing electrification process
In view of the Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi’s address to nation, on Independence Day, Government of India has decided to electrify remaining 18,452 un-electrified villages within 1000 days i.e. by 01st May, 2018.  The project has been taken on mission mode and strategy for electrification consists of squeezing the implementation schedule to 12 months and also dividing village electrification process in 12 Stage milestones with defined timelines for monitoring.
During 2015-16, 6493 villages have been electrified till date. Out of remaining 11959 villages, 8219 villages are to be electrified through grid, 3267 villages are to be electrified through off- grid where grid solutions are out of reach due to geographical barriers and 473 villages are to be electrified by State Govt own. Total 1654 villages were electrified during April 2015 to 14th Aug 2015 and after taking initiative by Government of India for taking it on mission mode,  4839 additional villages have been electrified from 15thAugust 2015 to 13th March 2016.   In order to expedite the progress further, a close monitoring is being done through Gram Vidyut Abhiyanta (GVA) and various actions are also being taken on regular basis  like reviewing the progress on monthly basis during theRPM meeting, sharing of list of villages which are at the stage of under energisation with the state Discom, identifying the villages where milestone progress are delayed.

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