R K Singh Asks States to Speed Up Work under Saubhagya; Assures All Possible Support

The Power Minister further said that draft on amendments to Electricity Act will also be circulated soon.

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The Renewable Energy Minister R K Singh has discussed the progress of work under Saubhagya, Gram Swaraj Abhiyan and Deen Dayal Upadhyaya Gram Jyoti Yojna in a ‘Review, Planning and Monitoring (RPM) Meeting’ with the secretaries of power/ energy departments of the states/ UTs and MDs of the power utilities.

Further, this was the first RPM meeting after achieving 100 per cent village electrification.

During the meeting, the Minister congratulated all states for achieving 100 per cent village electrification and exhorted them to work further for universal household electrification under Saubhagya. He assured the states of all possible support in this regard.

Singh also asked the state officials to give suggestions on the revised draft of tariff policy keeping in mind the long term health of the sector.

The Power Minister further said that draft on amendments to Electricity Act will also be circulated soon.

While addressing the meeting, AK Bhalla, Secretary, Power asked the states to maintain the momentum generated by the Gram Swaraj Abhiyan.

Moreover, discussions were held on various aspects of the rural electrification e.g.- availability of trained manpower and material, incoming monsoon and tendering process at local level etc.

Manu Tayal

Manu Tayal

Manu is an Associate Editor at Saur Energy International where she writes and edits clean & green energy news, featured articles and interview industry veterans with a special focus on solar, wind and financial segments.

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