Power is the Fulcrum around which an Ecosystem can be created to give better quality of life to every citizen of India": Shri Piyush Goyal
Minister Inaugurates State Power Ministers Conference in New Delhi
Addressing the august gathering, the Minister stressed that this conference is an Outcome focussed gathering while reiterating the resolution taken in last State Power Ministers conference in Vadodara to provide electricity to every household in the country by December 2018. He also noted that the challenges in achieving 24x7 Power for all are not over yet and in the next 3-4 months, a final push is needed to electrify remaining 4141 un-electrified villages in the country.
Talking about the transparency and accountability that a number of mobile apps and web portals have brought in the energy sector in India, Shri Goyal said that transparency has been a hallmark of this government. The Minister encouraged the esteemed gathering to put forward a collective, collaborative and cooperative approach of State and Central Government which will help in creating a corruption free power sector in the country.
The conference was attended by Ministers and senior government officers from 23 State/UT governments. Also present on the occasion were Shri P.K. Pujari, Secretary, Power, Shri Arun Kumar, Secretary, Mines, Shri Rajeev Kapoor, Secretary, New & renewable Energy along with senior officials of the Ministries and the CPSUs under them.
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