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pink ribbon? who gets married to a school drop-out.Krishnanagar MP Tapas Pal.Y. who had advocated for federal recognition for the site Amravati: Andhra Pradesh was in for a rude shock when the Centre cut down by half the quantum of loan that the state wanted to secure from the World Bank for the construction of its new capital Amaravati After initially giving in principle approval for $1 billion loan in March the Department of Economic Affairs (DEA) under the Union Ministry of Finance has now reduced the loan amount to $500 million only "The DEA had given in principle approval for $1 billion loan but subsequently realised that rules did not permit the quantum in a single tranche Accordingly the loan proposal was cut down by half" a top official overseeing the issue said Representational image Reuters A World Bank official confirmed that they have received a request from the Government of India for a 500 million USD loan for the first phase development of Amravati The World Bank is yet to approve the loan as it is "currently working with the AP government and the Capital Region Development Authority (CRDA) to prepare the project" the official said Though there was no specific comment from the World Bank on this there is a talk that it has kept the loan proposal on hold if not rejected as the capital construction is faced with litigation before the National Green Tribunal The World Bank team led by its head Raghu Kesavan visited the Amaravati region a couple of times in the past few months to assess the project It is due for another visit in Amaravati shortly CRDA officials fear the World Bank might not clear the loan proposal till the NGT gave the green signal for the capital construction "We have explained our position on various environmental issues related to the project They have also conducted field visits and we are negotiating with them for early sanction of loan" a CRDA official said If the loan is delayed or rejected it could jeopardise AP’s plan to develop the first phase of a "world-class" capital by 2018-19 Published: August 8 2012 3:46 am Related News The recent massive blackouts in India caused many observers of Indias emergence as an economic powerhouse to wonder whether the countrys economic growth can be sustained with a power sector subject to such major interruptions It also puzzled outsiders as to why a country with sophisticated technological and human capabilities was not availing itself of those resources in order to better assure itself of a reliable supply of electricity While the outages were severeit is too early to make sweeping conclusions about the sector based on them alone Certainlythose who drew major conclusions from the massive blackouts in North America over the past decade were largely proven to have been wrong Those incidents turned out to be the result of technical problems and/ or human errors rather than sectorwide considerations Whether that is the case in India remains to be sorted out That being saidhoweverthe determination of the cause(s) for the service interruptions should not be allowed to deflect attention from the fact that there are deep and fundamental problems in the sector that merit priority consideration for resolution There have been chronic electricity shortages and outages in the sectoras well as a lack of investment sufficient to meet growing demand The electricity market lacks a fully implemented market designis overseen by a regulatory regime that is jurisdictionally fragmentedhas inefficient pricingrelies on subsidies for subsistence and has been unable to attract the type of investment required to keep up with demand To understand the current situationa bit of historical perspective is in order The Indian power sectorsince Independencehas been both successful and seriously flawed at the same time The success has come from the expansion of service to millions of Indianswho the British colonial authorities failed to reach The extension of service was accomplished by significant investment as well as strong policy oversight by the state at both the national and state levels While many millions of Indians remain un- or under-servedIndia is far closer to universal service than it was before Independence That success was achieved at a cost Little private investment was sought or obtained in the sector The market waswith a few exceptionsfragmented into vertically integratedlargely insular companies owned by state governments (generally known as state electricity boardsor SEBs) As a resultthe sector evolved more as an extension of the state than as a commercially viable part of the economy It also existed in a protected environment removed from normal market pressures such as competition or sensitivity to consumer needs Over timenot surprisinglythe social objectives that drove the sector gave way to less lofty political objectivessuch as keeping rates low to serve political endswithout due regard to the fact that the sector was being deprived of much-needed capitalor that funds were being diverted from the public treasury to make up for rates that were substantially less than compensatory Once the precedent for public subsidies was establishedthe sector functioned in large part to serve purposes that appeared to be more political than economic or even social A prime example is that subsidies initially designed to provide service to poor rural Indians and to enable greater use of irrigation to increase agricultural production became broad subsidies to rural residents and agricultural producers without regard to need Over time it became politically difficultif not toxicto undertake changing them Those subsidies had the dual effect of starving the sector of capital while at the same time sending signals to customers to consume more The evolution of the sector was not without its criticsbut those critics who argued that the sector needed to be run on a more commercial basis werefor many yearsignored until the demands for subsidies reached levels that strained the treasury and the unreliability of service became intolerable Over the years there have been several efforts at reformincluding the creation of a national grid company to interconnect Indias heretofore isolated SEBs and to enable a nationally integrated electricity marketthe creation of independent regulatory agencies at both the state and national levels and allowing the entrance of private capital into the marketplace Some states have recently taken politically difficult steps to raise tariffs to levels that cover the cost of providing service While opinions vary as to how successful these efforts have beenthe shortages and unreliability of service make it clear thatregardless of their success or lack of samethe reforms have been insufficient to meet the needs of the countrys ever growing appetite for electricity While it is presumptuous for a foreigner to prescribe specific measures for India to takethere is considerable international experience from which lessons can be learned Indeedas one looks at power sectors in various nationsthe sophistication of the sector tends to track the sophistication and evolution of the economy as a whole Indiahoweverappears to be an exception to that While the economy has made enormous stridesthe nations power sectordespite reformsseems not to have kept pace What steps might India take to modernise its electricity industry A useful first step would be the adoption of a pricing regime that accomplishes two things The first is to set tariffs at levels that make the sector financially viable so that no generaluntargeted subsidies from the public treasury will be required and new investment capital can be attracted That capital can be used to do better maintenanceinstal state of the art technology and to expand in order to better accommodate growth If there are to be subsidies or non-economic social objectivesthey need to be explicitly articulated and then efficiently targeted to serve that purpose and that purpose alone Secondthe prices must communicate to customers the actual cost of energy at the time of consumption By so doingcustomers will find it in their interest to consume when demand is low and reduce consumption when demand is high In that waythe overall system is rendered more efficient On a related noteonce revenue levels are sufficientutility managers must be held strictly accountable for maintaining satisfactory levels of service Whether that requires privatisation or whether state-owned enterprises can be made to function on a fully commercial basis is an open questionbut either waymanagement must be held to account for the performance Once revenues are adequatepoor quality of service is simply intolerablebut absent adequate revenueacceptable levels of service are not obtainable In a nation as technologically savvy as Indiait is important to note the relatively recent availability of the smart grid technology that enables customers to receive real-time price signals and to instal chips in their appliances to respond automatically to those price signals without human intervention It also enables utilities to monitor conditions on their system in real time in order to anticipate and prevent service interruptions orwhen they do occurto respond more quickly and efficiently to them Proper pricing would permit such investments and would signal customers to react in economically sophisticated ways Proper pricing would also establish real incentives for more efficient use of energy and for overall conservation The issue of appropriate pricingto be fairis not entirely one of the depoliticisation of the sector It is also one of organising the market in such a way as to allow it to function over large footprints in order to diversify supply Such energy markets exist in many countries but their evolution in India has been stunted by regulatory and policy fragmentation between the national and state governmentssevere limitations placed on the role of traders who would otherwise add considerable flexibilityliquidity and efficiency to the marketthe absence of entrepreneurs from the marketand the weak financial condition of so many of the distribution companies on whose revenue stream the system rests Each of these problems should be addressed as part of a comprehensive reform of the sector While we do not yet know the precise cause of the recent blackoutswe do know that the power sector as currently constituted is not one that can be relied on to support the countrys economic growth India can do better andindeedit deserves better The outages should be taken as a wake-up call that it is time for comprehensive and fundamental reform Ashley C Brown is directorHarvard Electricity Policy GroupKennedy School of GovernmentHarvard University and was advisor to several countriesincluding Indiaon energy markets and infrastructure regulation For all the latest Opinion News download Indian Express App More Related NewsBy: Reuters | Published: July 24 2017 11:08 am Rory McIlroy’s last major win was in the 2014 US PGA which came weeks after his only British Open title at Royal Liverpool (Source: AP) Top News Given Rory McIlroy’s start of plus five after six holes on the first day of the British Open the Northern Irishman’s joint fourth-place finish on five under par represented a solid week’s work The 28-year-old McIlroy believes however that he squandered an opportunity at Royal Birkdale to add to his four major titles and admitted his three-year major famine was starting to grate “Geez one year (without winning a major)… feels like too long But these things happen” he said after posting a 67 on Sunday his best round of the tournament “I’ve still got 15 20 more years to add to that tally But yeah look I feel like three years has been too long “You look at Jack Nicklaus he went through a stretch where he didn’t win a major in three years I’m not comparing myself to Jack It’s hard to win them It’s very hard” he said McIlroy’s last major win was in the 2014 US PGA which came weeks after his only British Open title at Royal Liverpool and he now heads to Quail Hollow for this year’s final shot at wining one of golf’s marquee events “The PGA is only three weeks away So I’m happy that’s coming quite quickly on the back of this” he said “The game is in much better shape than it was heading into this week So I’m happy with that “But I feel like with the way my game is I’ll definitely have a great chance at the PGA” Once again McIlroy punctured a round of occasional brilliance with the occasional disaster this time losing a ball from a wild hook off the 15th tee when he was pushing to get level with China’s Haotong Li the clubhouse leader on six under There also many moments of encouragement though with an eagle on 17 a couple of birdies and a solid outward half of pars which suggests he has moved on from his recent troubles which saw him miss the cuts at the Irish and Scottish Opens Ever the perfectionist McIlroy said the round was “a lost opportunity” “I felt like I had a chance to get in a few shots better than I did And I didn’t And that would have put me a bit closer to the lead going out today and maybe it would have — maybe I would have been able to put a bit of pressure on the guys in front of me” For all the latest Sports News download Indian Express App More Top NewsSYDNEY: Prince Charles had a day off from shaking hands and smiling Friday as he flew from Sydney to Perth where he will celebrate his 67th birthday at the weekend Prince Charles/ DPA He also had a day off from what appeared to be pats on his royal bottom much against royal protocol The Prince was being escorted around a Sydney function earlier this week by the head of the Prince’s Charities Australia Janine Kirk when she was caught by a press photographer seemingly sliding her hand on to the regal posterior to guide the prince to meet guests A mortified Kirk later denied she had actually touched the royal seat saying questions about her wayward hand were "rather silly" But the Daily Telegraph tabloid reporter Matthew Benns could not resist the cheeky headline "His Royal Hindness" It brought back memories of British outrage in 1992 when then prime minister Paul Keating touched the Queen on the back prompting British press to call him the "Lizard of Oz" On Friday after he arrived in 35-degree heat in Perth Charles was caught by TV cameras lounging around the swimming pool of Government House in swimming trunks with a long cool drink But he will have a busy day on his birthday Saturday The highlight will be an evening beach birthday barbecue at Perth the site of a 1979 kiss on the cheek from an Australian bikini model Jane Priest who rushed up to then 30-year-old unmarried Charles as he emerged from the surf It later emerged the bikini girl and the kiss were arranged by palace staff who were anxious to improve the image of the stuffy prince DPA Features In addition to the Supreme Court decision, On the day landslide occurred in the Malin village, District Collector Saurabh Rao said but he had not received any warnings regarding exceptionally heavy rainfall. 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2010 1:29 am Related News The Union Health ministry gave the additional charge of Deputy Director Administration (DDA) of the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) to a senior joint secretary in the ministry.the central government?Karnataka has high renewable energy (RE) potential of more than 28 GW, Sagar Deshmukh, “Today is a great day. full of drugs and violence. Rivers descending from the Himalayas, adopting participatory irrigation management through water user associations (WUA), If proven wrong.
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