Planning Commission Constitutes Task Force To Boost Solar Energy

The terms of reference of the committee specifies that it is expected to recommend policy interventions for the purpose of improving domestic manufacturing of solar energy products [....]

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Proposal For Fab Units Will Be Taken Up By The Cabinet

Jaypee Group is spearheading one of the two project consortium. It has IBM as its technology partner, whereas the other project is led by Hindustan Semiconductor Manufacturing Corporation. Its technology partner is Geneva-based STMicroelectronics [....]

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Jolt To India’s ‘Fab’ Plans: Planning Commission Halts Rs 250 Billion Proposal to set up 2 Fab Units

There may be some more time before India has its Semiconductor Wafer Fabrication (Fab) units, with a potential of creating about 30 million direct & indirect jobs by 2020, as the planning commission has shot down DeitY’s implementation proposal in its current form after Union cabinet had approved the project in principle in 2011. Friday, [...]

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Dr. Anil Kakodkar Says Only Nuclear, Solar Power Can Meet India’s Requirements

The Planning Commission in its 12th Five Year Plan period (2012-2017), aims to add more than 88,000 MW of power generation capacity. Dr. Anil Kakodkar is of the opinion that if India has to emerge as an economic power then per capita electricity production has to be brought on par with that in the advanced countries. He added that IITs have the challenge to usher in domestic technology-enabled national development [....]