Sufficient RE, Uday & Increased Coal Production are key to Achieve One Nation One Grid One Price: Piyush Goyal

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Power, Coal and New & Renewable Energy Minister, Piyush Goyal at the launch of launch of energy & infrastructure sectors web portal said that the nation doesn’t have the luxury of time; people can’t wait any longer. We have to deliver extraordinary results; we have to meet the aspirations of the people of India fast.

Goyal said, “We have to take power to every home, to different hamlets. We have to ensure that a child in rural remote village gets 24 hour power . Power- which his family can afford in these trying times, Power- which encourages and allows him to compete with the rest of the world on equal terms. In some sense, energy gives him the power to get digitally connected to the world and to enjoy fruits of new technologies”.

When asked about the feasibility of achieving One Nation One Grid One Price, the minister said that to make this happen there are three key elements namely UDAY enabling Discoms to increase volume of power purchase , planning sufficient Renewable Energy (RE) generating capacity in all regions and reducing coal imports by increasing coal production in the country . He further added to strengthen the interstate transmission lines; the government has initiated an ambitious programme.

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