During the day, the Minister also met the Governor, N. N. Vohra and Chief Minister of the State, Ms. Mehbooba Mufti and discussed about faster implementation of power projects in the State so that the people of J&K get 24x7 Quality Power at affordable prices.
Union Minister of State (IC) for Power and New & Renewable Energy, R.K. Singh reviewed power sector development in the State of Jammu & Kashmir on October 10 and reiterated the commitment of Government of India to provide uninterrupted reliable power supply to all the citizens of the country including Jammu & Kashmir.
Beneficiaries shall be identified and their application for electricity connection along with applicant photograph and identity proof shall be registered on spot.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday launched a new scheme Pradhan Mantri Sahaj Bijli Har Ghar Yojana –“Saubhagya” to ensure electrification of all willing households in the country in rural as well as urban areas here today.
Maharashtra utilities are REC’s biggest borrowers, with Maharashtra State Power Distribution Company and Maharashtra State Electricity Distribution Company between them owing Rs 23, 441 crore, or 11.28 per cent of loan book, to the state-owned non-banking finance company.
REC has fairly spread its loan exposure to avoid concentration of risks to a few borrowers. Some 10 state-owned utilities account for nearly 37 per cent of total loan amount owed to the company as at the end of June. Moreover, no single borrower accounts for more than 7 per cent of REC’s loan book.
State-owned Rural Electrification Corporation (REC) has appointed a consultant to review its business procedures and flag inadequacies and weaknesses therein, company chairman PV Ramesh said on Friday.
As many as 3,285 inaccessible villages have been electrified in various States across the country under Decentralized Distributed Generation Scheme, minister Piyush Goyal said.
Union Minister of State (IC) for Power, Coal, New & Renewable Energy and Mines, Piyush Goyal, in a written reply to a question in Rajya Sabha on Monday informed that as per information provided by the States, 13,872 un-electrified census villages have been reported to be electrified up to 30th June, 2017, out of 18,452 un-electrified villages in the country as on 1st April, 2015.