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Next goal 24/7 power for all; agri exempted from round the clock supply

According to the union power ministry states electrified 25 million households under Saubhagya in 17 months

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Jyoti Mukul New Delhi
Union minister of state for power R K Singh on Tuesday said the country was on path to achieve 100% household electrification by March 31, 2019 and the next goal would be for 24/7 power for all households.

The agriculture sector has been exempted from supplying 24/7 supply as it may lead to water wastage and over-exploitation of the already stressed groundwater resources. Addressing the inaugural session of the Conference of Power and Renewable Energy Ministers of States and UTs at Gurugram today, Singh said day-long power supply could be achieved by strengthening the distribution network, improving the DISCOMs health,

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First Published: Feb 26 2019 | 8:48 PM IST

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