Prime Minister Narendra Modi reviews work of Power, Renewable Energy ministries

29 Mai, 2020, 09:27 | Auteur: Therese Cote
  • Brief of Meeting Chaired by the Prime Minster regarding activities of the Ministry of Power and Ministry of New and Renewable Energy

The Prime Minister reviewed the work of the Ministry of Power and Ministry of New and Renewable Energy, last evening.

During the review, the policy initiatives including the revised tariff policy and the Electricity (Amendment) Bill 2020 were also discussed in view of the problems facing the power sector.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi emphasized the need for improving the financial sustainability of the power sector in order to solve the issues prevailing in the sector especially the power distribution sector. He also emphasized that equipment usages in the power sector be "Make in India".

PM also pointed out that the problems in the power sector, especially of the electricity distribution segment, vary across regions and states. He said, instead of looking for a one-size-fits-all solution, the Ministry should put in place state-specific solutions to incentives each state to improve its performance.

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PM Modi advised that the distribution companies should publish their performance parameters from time to time so that people know how their providers are working.

Regarding New and Renewable Energy, the Prime Minister emphasized the need for a holistic approach for the entire supply chain of the agriculture sector ranging from solar water pumps to decentralized solar cold storages. The prime minister also batted for drinking water supply in coastal areas by harnessing solar and wind energy, the statement said. He said every state should have at least one city (either the capital city or any renowned tourist destination) which is fully solar powerd using rooftop solar power generation.

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