Goyal’s elevation is no surprise as he has been considered for long amongst the top achievers in the Modi Cabinet. Goyal at 52 is one of the youngest ministers in the Modi government and was made the minister of state for the first time in 2014. Today in 2017, within three years, Goyal has become the full-fledged Cabinet minister in Modi’s council of ministers.
Rewarded for his hard work, Piyush Goyal, holding charge of four important ministries (Power, Coal, Renewable Energy and Mines) as the minister of state with Independent Charge, has been elevated to the rank of a full-fledged cabinet minister in the reshuffle by Narendra Modi government on Sunday morning.
All the three projects will be completed in four years by 2020-21. The three projects will generate direct employment during construction for close to 84 lakh mandays.
In what will provide a major boost to the railway network in various parts of Tamil Nadu and Kerala, the Cabinet under Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday gave its approval to three major railway line projects worth nearly Rs 4,000 crore.
Union Minister Piyush Goyal, and senior officials from PMO, NITI Aayog and other Ministries were present during the meeting
So far, 26 States and 1 UT have joined Ujwal Discom Assurance Yojana (UDAY) for financial and operational turnaround of their DISCOMs. Out of Rs.3,75,430 crores debt of state owned power distribution utilities, as existing on 31-03-2015, UDAY States account for Rs.3,62,231 crores of debt.
PPAs signed for first Wind Auction totalling 1050 MW
Union Minister of State (IC) for Power, Coal, New & Renewable Energy and Mines, Piyush Goyal presided over the signing of Power Purchase Agreements (PPAs) for purchase of 1050 MW of wind power under Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE)’s first Wind Auction Scheme on Friday.
From being a coal based generation company, today NTPC is generating power from all sources be it solar, wind, gas or hydro.
Mr Gurdeep Singh leads India’s largest power generation company, NTPC Ltd as its chairman and managing director. Just few days back, NTPC achieved a significant benchmark of becoming a 50,000 mega watt company. In an exclusive interview (his first after the landmark achievement of NTPC becoming a 50,000 mw plus company) to the Founder and Editor of EnergyInfraPost.com, Anupama Airy, Mr Singh spoke in detail about the company’s achievements so far and the plans ahead.
Recently, Union Minister of Finance, Defence and Corporate Affairs Arun Jaitley clearly emphasised his Government’s focus, which he said included two important areas including building infrastructure on war footing and substantial expenditure on development of rural India, where he mentioned that every village in India is electrified by 2018.
The government on Thursday crossed another important benchmark when it crossed the 13,000 mark in its attempts to electrify villages in rural India. With 13,002 out of 18,452 villages electrified as on March 30, 2017, the promise to provide ‘Power To All” seems a close reality now.