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.
NTPC to replace polluting units with new ones which are highly efficient.
State-owned NTPC Ltd has decided to close down roughly 11,000 MW of old thermal plants which are polluting and causing distress in the local areas also and not good for the country, union minister of state for power, RE, coal and mines, Piyush Goyal said on Monday.
Over 30 crore energy efficient LED bulbs have already been distributed so far which includes 20 crore LED bulbs by the EESL under the government’s UJALA scheme and more than 10 crores by the private domestic LED companies.
Union minister of state for power, renewable energy, coal and mines, Piyush Goyal said on Monday that India was fast emerging as the LED capital of the world.
Confident that India will achieve 100% rural electrification by 2018, Finance Minister Arun Jaitely has proposed Rs 4,814 crore as part of budget allocation for government’s rural electrification program -under Deen Daya Upadhyayal Gram Jyoti Yojana meant for facilitating power to all rural homes.
Today India is a world leader in LED consumption and we're selling 600,000 LED bulbs a day, union minister of state for power, coal, RE and mines Piyush Goyal said on Wednesday at the Raisina Dialogue 2017 in New Delhi.
In a span of just two years and which is also a record of sorts, India is presently selling six lakh LED bulbs every day and has crossed yet another benchmark of distributing over 20 crore LED bulbs under its flagship UJALA scheme. This assumes significance given the savings of Rs 10,000 crore that will accrue annually in electricity bills of the consumers.
India is committed to meet its renewable energy goals and is not bothered about US president-elect Donald Trump’s skepticism on policies related to climate change, Piyush Goyal, told delegates at the 2017 Abu Dhabi Sustainability Week.