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Piyush Goyal launches URJA mobile app

Special Correspondent PANAJI | Updated on January 20, 2018 Published on June 17, 2016

Union Minister of State for Power, Coal and New and Renewable Energy Piyush Goyal launched ‘URJA’- Urban Jyoti Abhiyaan Mobile app, Pradhan Mantri UJALA and“Vidhyut Pravah” app. File Photo   -  PTI

Will enhance consumer connect with the Urban Power Distribution sector

Union Minister of State for Power, Coal and New and Renewable Energy Piyush Goyal on Thursday launched ‘URJA’- Urban Jyoti Abhiyaan Mobile app on the side-lines of an on-going two-day conference of Power Ministers in south Goa.

The app, developed by Power Finance Corporation on behalf of Ministry of Power for Urban Power Distribution Sector, will enhance consumer connect with the Urban Power Distribution sector by providing information of IT enabled towns on important parameters which concern the consumers like outage information, timely release of connections, addressing complaints, power reliability, etc.

The app will work as manifestation of Prime Minister’s principles of good governance i.e. People focus, co-operative federalism, the Minister said.

Goyal also launched the Pradhan Mantri UJALA (Unnat Jyoti by Affordable LED for all) Yojana in Goa with a target of replacing approximately 15 lakh LED, bulbs impacting nearly five lakh households. Under the scheme, consumers are entitled to three LED bulbs of 9 w each at a subsidised rate of Rs.25/- as against the market price of Rs.300-350.

The scheme, launched in the presence of Goa Chief Minister Laxmikant Parsekar, will help save over 78 million kwh every year in the State and about Rs.850-1000 on annual electricity bills.

The Union Minister also launched “Vidhyut Pravah” app at the event.

Speaking on the occasion, the Minister said the scope of “DEEP” (Discovery of Efficient Electricity Price) e-Bidding and e-Reverse Auction Portal has been further expanded by covering banking mechanism and the medium term procurement of Power.

The two day conference is expected to deliberate on Coal related issues, hydropower policy, transmission related issues, etc.

Published on June 17, 2016
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