TOKYO : Japan will craft new rules and support infrastructure in a drive that aims to build offshore wind farms at 30 sites during the next decade, the Nikkei business daily said on Thursday.Industry Minister Hiroshi Kajiyama is expected to announce policy measures soon to target the goal, the paper said, without identifying sources.The new policy aims for three or four projects each year with total generation capacity of 1 gigawatt (GW), from the financial year starting in April 2021 until fiscal 2030/2031, for an accumulated total of 10 GW.To speed the expansion, the Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism (MLIT) plans to build storage facilities nationwide for the parts required for construction, as well as reinforce some ports. The Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI) plans to revise power grid rules to scrap restrictions on greener power suppliers, the paper added.Japan now allows large traditional utilities that control its transmission grids, to limit … [Read more...] about Japan to develop offshore wind farms at 30 sites in 10 years, Nikkei says
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For those in the third decile, or the poorest 20-30 per cent, the average surplus of income over consumption was a mere Rs 167 per month; for those in the poorest 30-40 per cent, it was just Rs 259 per month; and for those in the fifth decile, the surplus was Rs 879 per month. That means, for the poorer half of agricultural households Rs 6000 per month will be a substantial amount, even if we assume a modest rise in their surplus in the two years since the NABARD survey was conducted. … [Read more...] about Opinion | Why Modi’s farm income support scheme could be a game changer in the elections
Ask Siddiqui what he is helping grow right now, and he says: “I have had experience of every kind of crop. In the past, I have helped sow, grow, cut and even clean various crops such as wheat, rice, sugarcane, jowar and bajra etc. In the video, I was making arrangements to water the jowar crop. Itni garmi mein jowar bahut acche se grow karta hai,” says the actor, who has also been taking out to dub for Sudhir Mishra’s Netflix project, Serious Men (an adaptation of Manu Joseph’s book of the same name) at home. … [Read more...] about Field job: Nawazuddin finds bliss in his ‘habit’ of farming!