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India pollution regulator threatens to shut coal-fired utilities around New Delhi

28 Nov 2019

NEW DELHI India's federal pollution regulator has warned coal-fired power plants around New Delhi that they could be shut down for failing to comply with deadlines to meet emissions standards, according to sources and a letter reviewed by Reuters.

India asks state-run firms to clear over $1 billion owed to green energy firms - sources

26 Nov 2019

NEW DELHI India has asked state lenders to provide over $1 billion to government power distribution companies to clear longstanding debts to green energy firms that could hinder further investment, three sources familiar with the plan said on Tuesday.

India asks state-run firms to clear over $1 bln owed to green energy firms -sources

26 Nov 2019

NEW DELHI, Nov 25 India has asked state lenders to provide over $1 billion to government power distribution companies to clear longstanding debts to green energy firms that could hinder further investment, three sources familiar with the plan said on Tuesday.

Exclusive: India's urban unemployment rate slows in March quarter - government data

23 Nov 2019

NEW DELHI India's urban unemployment rate between January and March this year fell to 9.3%, the lowest in at least four quarters, according to an unpublished government report reviewed by Reuters.

India's Finance Commission likely to reject $12 billion package to help utilities cut pollution - source

19 Nov 2019

NEW DELHI India's Finance Commission has told the power ministry that its proposal to award utilities 835 billion rupees ($11.6 billion) in incentives to install equipment to curb emissions is "unviable," a senior official at the ministry told Reuters on Tuesday.

India looks to relax norms to attract global coal miners, industry skeptical

18 Nov 2019

NEW DELHI/MELBOURNE India is looking to lower advance payments and offer larger mining blocks to attract global companies to invest in its coal sector for the first time, but industry sources say the measures may not be enough to draw in big international miners.

India looks to relax norms to attract global coal miners, industry sceptical

18 Nov 2019

* Russian companies show "aggressive" interest -ministry official

Exclusive: Over half of India's coal-fired power plants set to miss emission norm deadline

15 Nov 2019

NEW DELHI More than half of India's coal-fired power plants ordered to retrofit equipment to curb air pollution are set to miss the deadline, private industry estimates and a Reuters analysis show, as millions in the country wake up to toxic air each day.

India's electricity demand falls at fastest pace in at least 12 years

11 Nov 2019

NEW DELHI India's power demand fell 13.2% in October from a year ago, posting its steepest monthly decline in over 12 years, government data showed, reflecting a deepening growth slowdown in Asia's third-largest economy.

Boeing says India will order 2,380 jets from planemakers over 20 years

06 Nov 2019

NEW DELHI Boeing Co forecast Indian airlines will order up to 2,380 planes from global planemakers over the next 20 years, 80 more than it predicted last year.

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