Sort out power procurement issues: Goyal to States

Our Bureau New Delhi | Updated on January 23, 2018 Published on April 09, 2015

Power, Coal and New and Renewable Energy Minister Piyush Goyal on Thursday urged States to sort out procurement which would enable to generate more power, an official statement issued here said.

The Minister said this while addressing a two-day conference of power, renewable energy and mines ministers of States in Guwahati.

“It will give all the States employment opportunities as well as power,” he said.

“An efficient, resilient and financially healthy power sector is essential for growth and poverty reduction,” Goyal added.

Elaborating on the achievements in 2014-15, he said 22,100 circuit km of transmission lines have been laid 65,554 MVA of transmission capacity has been added, both of which has beaten the annual target.

The Minister also said that the Government has embarked on ₹10,000-crore project to serve the North East and expressed hope that consensus will emerge amongst stakeholders to let the Subansiri project in Arunachal Pradesh finally take off.

“This would expand opportunities to all especially irrigation, job creation and affordable power to all. Accept it as a shared responsibility,” said Goyal.

The two-day conference is being attended by power, renewable energy & mines ministers from 23 states and union territories.

Published on April 09, 2015
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