Category: Andhra Pradesh High Court

After Andhra Pradesh, it’s Uttar Pradesh’s turn to flout renewable PPAs

Source: Neither the Centre’s admonitions, nor adverse court rulings seem to be dissuading some state governments from dishonouring the power purchase agreements (PPAs) with renewable power units — a trend that is threatening to put the sunrise sector in jeopardy. Close on the heels of the Andhra Pradesh government, which virtually called for a

Andhra Court Quashes Government Order Asking Solar and Wind Developers to Reduce Tariff

Source: In a much-needed relief for the renewable developers, the Andhra High Court has quashed the state government’s order and letter issued to renewable developers to reduce their quoted tariffs. Considering the health of the distribution companies (DISCOMs) in the state, and that fact that developers need liquidity to keep the projects in operation,

Andhra Pradesh high court asks renewable cos to move APERC against renegotiation

Source: NEW DELHI: The Andhra Pradesh high court has directed solar and wind energy companies opposing renegotiation of tariffs by the state to approach state electricity regulator. Industry sources were disappointed by the order. The high court has dismissed the case asking the renewable power companies to raise their objections before Andhra Pradesh Electricity

Retract statements, students urge Somisetty at TDP office

Source: The Students’ Joint Action Committee held protests outside the district Telugu Desam Party office here on Wednesday, demanding that people’s representatives put pressure on the State government to establish the capital city and the High Court in Kurnool city. The protesters alleged that district TDP president Somisetty Venkateswarlu had made statements earlier which

Andhra finally gets a Lokayukta as state appoints Justice P Lakshmana Reddy

Source: Retired Andhra Pradesh High Court Judge Justice P Lakshmana Reddy was appointed as the state’s new Lokayukta on Monday and will be holding the position for the next five years. He is the first Lokayukta to take charge in Andhra since the state’s bifurcation in 2014. Hailing from Kadapa district, Justice Lakshmana Reddy

Daily Court Digest: Major environment orders (September 9, 2019)

Source: Down To Earth brings you the top environmental cases heard in the Supreme Court, the high courts and the National Green Tribunal Hazardous waste The National Green Tribunal (NGT) on September 6, 2019 heard the matter of remedial action against cheap waste paper and road sweep waste import for firing of brick kilns. According to

Supreme Court seeks Centre’s response in plea to set up Community Kitchens

Source: The Supreme Court today issued notice in a public interest litigation  seeking the setting up of community kitchens to combat hunger in the country. The plea sought the involvement of National Legal Services Authority (NALSA) to monitor the exercise of setting up of these kitchens. However, Justice NV Ramana, who was on the Bench with Justice Ajay Rastogi, asked

Court orders compensation for two bonded migrants who had a hand chopped off by contractor

Source: The Andhra Pradesh High Court sets compensation at more than US$ 28,000 for two men from Odisha who wanted to improve their lot. The “informal” nature of migrant labour favours exploitation and employers. New Delhi (AsiaNews) – Two workers had their right hand chopped off after they refused to work at a brick