Brajendra K Parashar is a Special Correspondent presently looking after agriculture, energy, transport, panchayati raj, commercial tax, Rashtriya Lok Dal, state election commission, IAS/PCS Associations, Vidhan Parishad among other beats.
Articles by Brajendra K Parashar
LUCKNOW The Uttar Pradesh government is all set to establish a 50 MW solar plant in the heart of the Bakhira bird sanctuary, a Ramsar site touted as India’s largest natural floodplain wetland in Sant Kabir Nagar district, officials aware of the development said
The Congress lost its governments in Rajasthan and Chhattisgarh, and failed to dislodge the BJP in Madhya Pradesh
Jayant Chaudhary says his party’s “relations with the SP are as good as could be between blood relations”
Covering nearly 2.7 acres of land with its complex, the Ram Mandir is ready for “pran pratishtha” (consecration ceremony) of Ram Lalla (the child Ram) on January 22 though the full temple consisting of three floors is expected to be complete only by December 2025.
The MP Power Management Company Limited (MPPMCL), as an entity, will solicit competitive bids on behalf of both states to acquire 500 MW of pumped storage power.
Uttar Pradesh has the highest number of deaths in road accidents due to potholes in India, accounting for 55.49% of total fatalities. Prayagraj and Kanpur top the list among India's large cities. Other states with high death tolls include Tamil Nadu, Madhya Pradesh, and Assam. Several states and union territories reported no accidents attributed to potholes. Lack of road safety audits, regular maintenance, and use of inferior construction materials are contributing factors.
The chances of saving the life of road accident victims increase if they get emergency medical care in the first hour called golden hour of their meeting with an accident
Push to green energy in U.P: 19 solar, biogas plants worth ₹18,831 cr granted land ahead of groundbreaking ceremony
Among the projects getting land are four big solar parks, five solar plants, and 10 compressed biogas plants
The plant procures more than 38K metric tonnes of Parali after agreements between the CBG plant and aggregators, who are willing to buy stubble from farmers and then supply it to the plant. This way, the problem of stubble burning has been checked while ensuring raw material for the plant
Onions will be sold from mandis in all districts and each person could buy up to 1 kg at the whole sale rate
A huge road-cutting that was left unrepaired and apparently failed to draw the authorities’ attention even during the ongoing two month’s state-wide ‘gaddha mukti’ campaign concluding on November 15, has been cited as the most important reason for the accident in a preliminary inquiry.
The government, according to the officials dealing with the subject, is ready with the draft Act under which UP will set up its own Inland Waterways Authority on the pattern of the Inland Waterways Authority of India and proposal to create the new body may get Cabinet nod next week.
In the pursuit of attracting private investment and boosting employment, Uttar Pradesh is facing an uncertain future for its emerging formal vehicle scrapping industry
In a bid to check crop insurance fraud, U.P. employs 4 agencies to enhance agriculture data accuracy with AI, ML
Genuine farmers may find it more convenient to expedite the settlement of their crop insurance claims in a transparent manner.
Mandatory annual maintenance of elevators, their registration and penal action against agencies concerned in the event of any negligence in upkeep may be among salient provisions of the first-ever law
The Centre has set a December-end deadline for the first unit of the under-construction 1,980 MW thermal plant at Ghatampur in Kanpur. The Neyveli Uttar Pradesh Power Ltd is setting up the coal-fired power plant, with the first unit expected to be operational by November-end. The project has faced delays due to financial issues and disruptions caused by Covid-19 and farmer protests. 75% of the power produced by the plant will go to Uttar Pradesh, while the remaining 25% will be sold to Assam.
The ETF also approved a proposal for formation of a joint venture company (JVC) between the UP Rajya Vidyut Vidyut Utpadan Nigam Ltd (UPRVYNL) and the NTPC to set up solar power plants in the state.
Demand forecast by the CEA comes as an alert for the UPPCL that is already grappling with issues related to smooth power supply primarily due to inadequate infrastructure
The expenditure on the purchase of CCTV cameras, public address systems, their accessories, internet and electricity connection, etc.
According to officials aware of the issue, the draft of the law has been revised and sent and resent to the government several times over the last five years, but the final action is still awaited.
According to officials, nearly 1.37 million destitute cattle are sheltered across 6,889 cow protection centres and other sites in the state.
How have heavy rains in July and the El Nino effect in August affected major kharif-season crops?
Power engineers’ body says move will put more burden on end users, asks Centre to pay for the import
Developers not showing much interest in the ambitious project; bids to be invited with further relaxation in terms and conditions this time
The MVVNL has already admitted to having recovered GST from all 15 farmers who were issued tube well connections in one of half a dozen rural distribution divisions in Lucknow between February 2022 and March 2023, say people aware of the matter
The reduced power generation due to shut down of some power units has only compounded the problem forcing the UPPCL to import more electricity through the energy exchange to meet the deficit.
The absence of RLD chief Jayant Chaudhary during the voting on the Delhi Services Bill raises questions about his future plans and the SP-RLD alliance. Some speculate that his absence is related to the possibility of him being wooed by the BJP. RLD leaders claim he was absent due to his wife's surgery.
Earlier also, RLD chief Jayant Chaudhary had surprised many by not attending the Opposition’s first meeting in Patna in June
Urban development department continues to be the biggest defaulter with 70% of the total dues pending against it
Section 172 of the Uttar Pradesh Motor Vehicles Rules, 1998, clearly says, “No trailer manufactured in India and intended to be used as a transport vehicles shall be registered unless its design has been approved by the Transport Commissioner.”