Power sector reforms aimed at 24/7 supply in sustainable manner’: RK Singh


Power sector reforms aimed at 24/7 supply in sustainable manner’: RK Singh

Minister of state for power and renewable energy RK Singh, a bureaucrat-turned-politician, spoke to Anisha Dutta about the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP)-led central government’s plan to draft a new power tariff policy with the aim of reducing the price of electricity and safeguarding consumers’ rights, and other issues related to the sector. Edited excerpts:

Q: What is the 100-day agenda for the power sector? You have also formed a committee to draft a vision document…

We are looking at new reforms to focus on. We have already expanded access, now every village has been connected; we have also connected every house, except some which are left {in} states like Rajasthan and Chhattisgarh. and some houses in UP which were not willing to take connections because they were using illegal power. Apart from this, all houses are connected. We strengthened the distribution system through the Deen Dayal Gram Jyoti Yojana, and the transmission network. Now the reforms which we are bringing about will be to ensure 24×7 power supply in a sustainable manner. Read More

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