Government’s mission is to achieve one nation, one grid, and one price: Piyush Goyal

Government mission is to achieve

Minister of State (IC) for Power, Coal and New & Renewable Energy, Piyush Goyal speaking at an Energy Conclave said that Government’s mission is to achieve one nation, one grid, and one price.

Goyal said, “This is momentous! It is a delight to tell you all, that as of this moment all of India has power at the same rate that is Rs 4.40”.

Govt. was trying to achieve the target of uniform power rates across the country and make sure that people everywhere could find out if power is available through the mobile application “Vidyut Pravah” which gives the rates at which power is available on the grid.

“Bringing power to all was not just a target but a mission and commitment as well for the Government” said Goyal, he further added “power has to be affordable as well as of quality. We are conscious of the environment, also of the fact that India must not become non-competitive in the world economy. We are conscious of the fact that village children who are talented should not forego opportunities due to absence of electricity.”

Government believes that by 2019, the power sector will save nearly Rs 1.8 lakh crore annually.

During last week (from 28th March to 03 April 2016) 116 villages have been electrified across the country under Deen Dayal Upadhyaya Gram Jyoti Yojna (DDUGJY).

Government of India has decided to electrify remaining 18,452 un-electrified villages within 1000 days i.e. by 01st May, 2018.  The project has been taken on mission mode and strategy for electrification consists of squeezing the implementation schedule to 12 months and also dividing village electrification process in 12 Stage milestones with defined timelines for monitoring.

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