States Current Affairs - 2019
Current Affairs 2019-2020 of all States with latest updates. Current Affairs will list latest developments, issues in all states and may be useful for State PCS / Civil services examinations of various states of India.
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Maharashtra government has approved a new Renewable Energy Policy which aims at achieving 14,400 MW of installed capacity over a period of five years i.e. till 2020.
The approval decision of new policy worth 4,156.43 crore rupees was taken by state cabinet meeting chaired by Chief Minister Devendra in Mumbai.
The policy aims at achieving installed capacity of renewable energy of 21,100 MW by 2020 from current installed capacity of 6,700 MW.
The target will be achieved through public-private partnerships (PPP) and captive power projects and rolled out of slew incentives for developers for these renewable power projects.
Key facts from new policy
- Policy aims at achieving the installed capacity of 7,500 MW solar energy, 5,000 MW of wind energy, 1,000 MW of bagasse based co-generation by 2020.
- It also seeks to achieve installed capacity 400 MW small hydro, 200 MW of industrial waste and 300 MW of agriculture waste-based products by 2020.
- In order to promote installation of new renewable projects, the state government has simplified consent norms and reduced the number of clearances.
- State government will also provide financial incentives including electricity duty exemption for ten years apart from various other capital subsidies.
- Procurement process for these projects will be done through competitive bidding with an assurance that consumers will benefit in terms of affordable tariff.
Jyoti Prasad Rajkhowa was sworn-in as the 19th Governor of Arunachal Pradesh.
Acting Chief Justice of Gauhati High Court Justice K Sreedhar Rao administered the oath of office as per provisions of Article 159 of Constitution.
President Pranab Mukherjee had appointed him as Governor on May 12, 2015 after then Governor Lt General (Retired) Nirbhay Sharma was transferred to Mizoram.
Mr. Rajkhowa is a retired Indian Administrative Service (IAS) officer from 1968 batch. He is the former Chief Secretary of Assam and had retired from service in 2004.
During his service he had he served in various remote areas of the Northeast India including in Mizo Hills during the peak of the Mizo rebellion.
He holds M.A degree in Economics from the prestigious Delhi School of Economics under the aegis of Delhi University.
Mr. Rajkhowa has authored a book, Central Vigilance Mechanism with special reference to P.S.E’s, and also had contributed by writing number of articles to leading newspapers.