Oil firm Shell and GDF Suez will acquire 26 per cent stake each in GAIL India Ltd-Æs proposed floating LNG import terminal at Kakinada in Andhra Pradesh, while Andhra Pradesh Gas Distribution Corp (APGDC)
Numaligarh Refinery Ltd (NRL) is foraying into power generation segment with the signing of a MoU with Assam Power Generation Co Ltd (APGCL) for the development and implementation of new power projects in the state.
Sectors like cement and other industries in Andhra Pradesh continue to starve on lower coal supplies as most of the coal being produced by Singareni Collieries Company (SCCL) is diverted to the power sector over and above the linkages.
The Rs 355-crore Restructured Accelerated Power Development and Reforms Programme (R-APDRP), work on which has recently been launched, will change the face of electricity supply in Kochi and its suburbs. It will bring in anywhere-bill-payment system for all categories of consumers and automatic meter reading for high-tension consumers.