The two-day meet of power and renewable energy ministers which was scheduled to start at Rajgir in Bihar tomorrow has been called off at the eleventh hour.
The bi-ennial conference, which was to be chaired by Power Minister R K Singh, stood cancelled because Singh is slated to attend the Union Council of Ministers meet tomorrow.
“The Power and Renewable Ministers Conference in Rajgir on November 10-11, 2017, has been cancelled. The Prime Minister has called a meeting of Union Cabinet and Council of Ministers (tomorrow),” a source said.
A review of the performance of the Ministry of Coal is listed on the agenda, the source also said. The issues related to coal supplies are significant in view of the recent spurt in price of electricity at the power exchange to over Rs 10 per unit as a number of captive users jostled to buy power.
During the meet, Singh was expected to ask states to submit their plans and funding requirements to provide electricity to four crore families under the Saubhagya scheme by December next year. Read More…
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