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” Manager Claudio Ranieri said he welcomed the players speaking frankly.” Koeman said. then the police will step in and act tough, the police have laid down a stringent security plan at the venue — also called the Salt Lake Stadium —? leaves millions without power | Reuters World Reuters Sep 11, 2017 22:18 PM Tags : Investigations to ascertain the authenticity of the identity proofs are bring conducted, said an official of the cyber cell For all the latest Chandigarh News download Indian Express App More Related NewsWritten by Express News Service | Chandigarh | Published: July 6 2013 1:22 am Top News As the Government Model Senior Secondary SchoolSector 22 team members walked towards the visitorsthe spring in their steps said a lot about the match that they had just played- and won With most of the teams getting byesonly a few teams are left and they will take on each other to ensure their passage into the next round of the pre-Subroto Football Tournament for Under-17 boys at the Sector 17 Football Stadium The GMSSS-22 team achieved the best result between the two teams that were in action on Friday-the other one bring Government Model Senior Secondary SchoolSector 40- as they registered a lop-sided 5-2 win over St Joseph’s SchoolSector 44 Under overcast skyboth the teams began their quest to win the tournament and qualify for the Subroto Cup Although both the teams had planety of chances to scorethey were unable to break the deadlock until the 20th minute After a nice build-upHarsh Thakur slammed the ball past the GMSSS-22 keeper to open the account for St Joseph’s School in the 20th minute The bamboozled GMSSS-22 defenders were yet to recover from the shock when Puneet Sharma netted the team’s second goal in the 22nd minute Stung by the goalsthe GMSSS-22 forwards upped the ante and were rewarded for their hardwork when Vikas Chaudhary reduced the margin by scoring in the 25h minute His goal helped the team settle down and now with new vigourthey made numerous attacks on the opposition goal One such attacks resulted in the second goal for the GMSSS-22 team Raman Adhikarishowing great anticipation and skillsfoxed several defenders before guiding the ball into the net in the 29th minute After conceding two quick goalsthe pressure fell back on St Joseph’s defenders while the GMSSS-22 players continued to attack and looked for more goals Rahul Rawat put the GMSSS-22 team ahead with a superb finish in the 33rd minute Deepanshu then scored two quick goals-in the 41st and 46th minutes- to complete a brace Meanwhilein a low-scoring encounterGovernment Model Senior Secondary SchoolSector 40beat KBDAV SchoolSector 7Chandigarh1-0 A defensive lapse by KBDAV-7 defenders saw Harjeet Singh score the lone goal for the GMSSS-40 in the 42nd minute For all the latest Chandigarh News download Indian Express App More Top NewsOn payments exceeding Rs 20," Erdogan said: "For the first time in a long while.

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Skin and hair diagnosis Dr Niteen Dhepe, We will arrest the culprits soon, S S Yadav said For all the latest Delhi News download Indian Express App More Top NewsMumbai | Published: January 23 2014 1:52 am Ajoy Mehta says the lower tariffs will continue till the state pays Rs 606 crore additional subsidy every month Related News P Vaidyanathan Iyer: Politicians like Milind Deora are demanding a white paper on subsidy in power sector How is the subsidy distributed amongst the different consumer classes The cost of power is Rs 330 per unit But the supply cost works to Rs 631 per unit If we were to supply power on a secular principle the cost will Rs 631 for all sectors However we apply non-secular tariff to help some sectors like agriculture The highest tariff is on hoardings (Rs 14 per unit) followed by commercial (Rs 9-10) industries (Rs 8- 9) We recover Rs 6300 crore extra from industries Rs 1900 crore from commercial and Rs 1200 crore from railways and others to enable us to cross subsidise other sectors Agriculture sector is cross-subsidized to the tune of Rs 6800 crore and domestic consumers who use less than 300 units to Rs 1800 crore Shubhangi Khapre : Why is the tariff for industry higher in Maharashtra compared with neighbouring Chhattisgarh Madhya Pradesh and Gujarat Power generation through coal in Maharashtra is as high as 85 per cent whereas in Karnataka it is 66 per cent through coal and 20 per cent hydel Maharashtra has just 1 per cent hydel In Chhatisgarh power is 93 per cent coal based but they are sitting on mines We have to import coal from Orissa transport alone adding 80 paise per unit Western Coal Limited mines are almost dying Another factor which works is booking timing that has given Gujarat a huge advantage as it gets power at less than Rs 350 We tied up long term power only after 2005 I must candidly admit that power tariff in Maharashtra is bound to remain higher than other states Shubhangi Khapre: Is it true that Maharashtra is losing industries to Gujarat where tariffs are lower Just being power surplus or having lower power rates does not ensure conducive climate for industries A lot also depends on access to power In Maharashtra we have released 60 lakh connections of which 10 lakh connections have been added for the agriculture sector in the last five years Gujarat has released only two lakh connections for agriculture Maharashtra has a total of 37 lakh agricultural connections Gujarat has just 10 lakh As many as five lakh connections are in waiting since 1993 In our state the connections waiting is just 1-15 lakh The power tariff goes up as the number of agriculture connections increase as you invest Rs 70000 to Rs one lakh for every connection and recovery is low George Mathew: Following the decision to cut power tariff by 20 per cent has the state government committed about paying the compensation up front against this additional subsidy Section 65 of the Electricity Act 2003 very clearly reads that if the state government requires the grant of any subsidy to any consumer or class of consumers in the tariff determined by the state commission it has to pay in advance for the same P Vaidyanathan Iyer: Can the Maharashtra Electricity Regulatory Commission disapprove of the subsidy MERC can disapprove to the extent of the Rs1000 crore that has to come from the companies out of its surplus Out of the burden of Rs8400 crores that the state will have to bear due to the subsidy Rs1000 crores will have to be raised by the companies MERC can technically say no for the utilization of this Rs1000 crores Shubhangi Khapre: How long will the subsidy last The Narayan Rane committee report says 10 months MSEDCL can provide power at subsidised rates till the government continues to pay us Rs 606 crore per month Sandeep Ashar: Should we not look at giving subsidy directly to the consumer For giving a direct subsidy the government will need everyone to have an Aadhar card even as the Supreme Court has said that absence of Aadhar card cannot be a ground for denying anyone subsidy P Vaidyanathan Iyer: Does MSEDCL have any problem with this type of subsidy mechanism MSEDCL is revenue neutral Till the government continues to give subsidy MSEDCL has no problem The state gives us Rs 3 500 crore for agriculture subsidy and Rs 1100 core for subsidy to powerlooms Shubhangi Khapre: There is much debate on agricultural pumps There is allegation that you are hiding your losses in agricultre and showing that Maharashtra is a surplus power state The residential power consumption has gone up by 10 percent of 2011-12 to 2012-13 Commericial consumption has gone up by 11 per cent High tension industrial consumption has gone up by 1 per cent Agriculture has dropped by 3 per cent If MSEDCL had been manipulating it would have increased collections from the other three categories and not from agriculture Agriculture is easy to manipulate because half of the connections are not metered We have 14 000 feeders in Maharashtra of which 7 000 feeders for agriculture of which 5-7 per cent show negative losses Earlier we would declare losses on 150 divisions individually From May 2011 we decided to declare losses feeder-wise and loadshedding will also be carried out feeder-wise Information on how much power has been fed in to each of these feeders and how much money has been collected is available on the internet Shubhangi Khapre: How long will it take to implement power meters in agriculture sector Are there vested interests trying to block the power metering in Maharashtra If we decide it should not take more than three years Well there may be some vested interests Frankly speaking it wouldn’t be prudent to blame anybody The power companies including us should have carried out metering As an experimental basis we have taken up 1000 feeders Manasi Phadke: What are the distribution losses in Maharashtra Distribution and Commercial losses are down to 146 per cent down from 35 per cent in 2005-06 Distribution losses are those lost due to theft and technical faults and commercial losses depend on how much money I collect for every Rs 100 I raise as a bill Today the collection is up to 98 per cent in residential commerical and industrial categories In agriculture the collection is just 20-25 per cent Stuti Shukla: Do you think the power tariff is Mumbai is justified What do you expect to come out of the audit of BEST Reliance and Tata that supply power to Mumbai Private companies get their accounts audited through their own auditors and submit it to the regulator which is available publicly People can question tariffs in Mumbai when the account books are submitted to the MERC Even after the MERC fixes the tariff a citizen has the right to appeal against it through a judicial method right up to the Supreme Court Pallavi Ail: Are tariff cuts required in Mumbai I won’t comment on that I will only say that Mumbai tariffs are currently lower than Maharashtra tariffs Mumbai does not take any agriculture load People in Mumbai are I suppose economically better off than those from other parts of Maharashtra P Vaidyanathan Iyer: There were allegations of state buying short term power from private companies in a non-transparent way We purchase power through three routes-long-term power purchase through open tenders short-term power purchase through exchanges-which is as transperant as the share market- and short-term power purchase through bilateral which is also through tenders Not a single unit of power has been purchased without tendering P Vaidyanathan Iyer: There were allegations that the tenders were managed One cannot manage the exchange since it is publicly available on an IT platform that is examined by regulators Our long term bids are approved by the government of India and all regulators Power exchanges cannot be non-transperant because when I put in my buy-bid and when the seller puts in a sell-bid neither of us knows who put in how much and I do not know who my seller is So power-exchanges cannot be managed unless someone is snooping into the software Manasi Phadke: What is your opinion on the BEST undertaking cross-subsidizing its transport division through its power distribution division and levying a transport deficit recovery charge on its power consumers BEST transfers 10 per cent of its revenue Rs 4000 crore is the annual revenue requirement of that Rs 400 crore is transferred to its transport division It is coming from the higher users of power – people using air-conditioners and so on If your political philosophy is that the rich man must pay for the poor then taxes cross-subsidy is correct P Vaidyanathan Iyer: How many power projects are stuck in Maharashtra because of coal and legal issues Power projects of 2500 megawatts are ready They can run on imported coal But they are stuck fundamentally because there are no power purchase agreements Most of these plants came up in 2005 when power was selling at Rs 8 Now suddenly power prices have crashed to Rs 3 so it has become unviable to run with imported coal I have not issued any tender for purchasing power My power purchase at the exchange is also very limited Who do you sell all that power to Manasi Phadke: How has the state’s experience with power distribution franchises been It has been mixedThe distribution sector is completely licensed So we thought that one area where privatisation can be brought in is collection of dues We did bring it in There is a limited success but then again it is about people’s acceptance People are somehow more comfortable with the government in a monopoly sector Sandeep Ashar: If you want to lower tariffs for private distribution companies what route will the government have to take This question has to be answered together with the MERC Their account books are examined by the MERC not by us I really don’t know what their account books are all about Stuti Shukla: How strongly does Maharashtra need the Jaitapur power plant I am a big advocate of nuclear power Safety is a question of what is the percentage of error that can take place Even coal plants look safe but the kind of pollution and problems that they can create is terrible All that you can do is make it safer make it prudent The Jaitapur plant that is coming up is at a height so even with the highest tsunami water cannot inundate that plant It is being designed for an earthquake level of 9 plus Sandeep Ashar: Maharashtra had expected to be free of load shedding by 2012 end but many rural belts continue to face load shedding When will the state be free of load-shedding Being power surplus is not the issue The issue is that consumers are not paying If they start paying we can give then 24 hours power So the only way of penalising them for not paying is to hold back power supply These are areas where losses are more than 70 per cent However in May 2011 when we started there were only about 2000 to 2500 feeders that were free from load shedding Today that figure has gone up to more than 7000 feeders (Transcribed by stuti shukla & manasi phadke) For all the latest Mumbai News download Indian Express App More Related NewsNaresh Tyagi had been involved in a brawl with two men over a rented accommodation. 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