Deal inked for biofuel research
October 31, 2018 |
October 31, 2018
The Department of Biotechnology has signed a three-year, Rs 11 crore deal with TERI to set up a centre to produce "advanced biofuels and bio-commodities." The bio-centre would be focussed on not only developing technology but also commercialising it. Other than fuel, by-products envisaged at the TERI-DBT Centre include food, feed, nutrition supplements, bio-plastics and novelty speciality chemicals.
Big success! India has done remarkably in solar power capacity addition. Here’s how to take it to the next level
October 12, 2018
| The Financial Express
The total solar power capacity is now already 20,000 MW. What is remarkable is that this has been done through private investment and without large government subsidies. A competitive tariff-based bidding process every year for buying solar power from multiple firms through long-term contracts has been the instrument used by the Mission from the beginning. This created a competitive industry structure. Facilitated by the reduction in manufacturing costs globally of solar panels, the decline in tariffs has been amazing.
Leveraging procurement for Make in India
October 3, 2018
| Business Standard
Procurement by the government and its agencies constitutes a significant share of the market in many segments. The established systems for procurement are designed to ensure fair and competitive bidding. These are reviewed from time to time to increase transparency. However, the issue of how public procurement can be leveraged for the success of Make in India remains generally absent from public discourse. It is a fairly powerful instrument which can be used to considerable effect.