Three States Mizoram, Jammu & Kashmir and Arunachal Pradesh and three Union Territories Delhi, Daman & Diu and Dadra & Nagar Haveli have signed the 24×7 “Power For All” (PFA) documents.
These PFA documents were signed in presence of Piyush Goyal, Union Minister of State (IC) for Power, Coal, New & Renewable Energy during two day States Power Minister’s Conference held on 16-17th June,2016 at Goa.
Joint Secretary, Ministry of Power, Jyoti Arora signed these documents on behalf of GOI
What is the 24×7 “Power For All” Plan?
The plans aims to provide each household access to electricity, 24×7 reliable power supply and adequate supply to agricultural consumers as per state policy by 2019.
The plans for each State/UT envisions reduction of AT&C losses by increasing the collection efficiency and effective metering so as to achieve financially viable 24×7 Power Supply.
It also emphasise on the development of transmission and sub transmission network which plays vital role in providing round the clock power supply.
Further, these PFA documents chalks out a plan for increasing generation through renewables and energy efficiency measures which suggests replacement of Incandescent lamps/CFL bulbs with LED bulbs under UJALA programme.
The Government of India is committed to improve the quality of life of its citizens through higher electricity consumption. Our aim is to provide each household access to electricity, 24×7 Power supply by 2019.
As on date, in partnership with all the States/UTs, 24×7 PFA documents have been finalized except Uttar Pradesh, out of which 28 States have already signed the Documents. Implementation of the plan envisaged in the document is under progress, which is being jointly monitored by the State and the Central Government.
Successful implementation of these plans will ensure reliable and affordable power round the clock to all the consumers.
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