Piyush Goyal, the union minister of state (Independent Charge) for Power, Coal and Renewable Energy is a man in hurry but he aspires to take electricity to every home in every village in India.
“Our nation doesn’t have the luxury of time; our people cannot wait any longer. We have to deliver extraordinary results, we have to be fast in meeting the aspirations of the people of India,” Goyal said while he was launching EnergyInfraPost.com, an energy & infrastructure sector web portal at a media event recently.
The Power Minister said he aspires to take electricity to every home in every village in India. He said he wants to ensure that a child living in the remotest village in this country gets 24 hour power, cheap enough that his family is able to afford the bill.
“This will prepare him to compete with the rest of the world,” he said, linking it to the fact that energy gives everyone the power to get digitally connected with the other parts of the world and to enjoy fruits of new technologies like everyone else is.Energy gives everyone power to get digitally connected with other parts of world:Piyush Goyal Click To Tweet
On the debate of achieving ‘One Nation One Grid One Price’, he said there are three key elements needed for it – UDAY enabling Discoms to increase volume of power purchase, planning sufficient Renewable Energy generating capacity in all regions and reducing coal imports by increasing coal production in the country.
Meanwhile, to strengthen the interstate transmission lines, he said the government has initiated an ambitious programme.
Talking about the present day journalism scenario, he said “I genuinely believe days and time calls for new breed of journalism and excellence in journalism which certainly is very hard hitting to stop wrong from happen but which also encourages to work.”
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