Piyush Goyal Minister of State, Power (independent charge), Coal (independent charge), New and Renewable Energy (independent charge), has been entrusted with the responsibility to resolve fuel bottlenecks and chronic blackouts that hamper the country´s economic growth.
While addressing a private gathering recently, Union Minister of Power Piyush Goyal referred to the common disdain and complaint heard in corners of corporate boardrooms about the slow pickup of the economy: ¨Boss, there is no action on the ground!¨
In a gesture which can be seen as emphasising India’s ratification of the Paris Agreement and adoption of Agenda 2030, President of India Pranab Mukherjee, will inaugurate the World Sustainable Development Summit (WSDS) 2016, the flagship programme of The Energy and Resources Institute (TERI), on October 6, at Vigyan Bhawan, New Delhi.
Over 8,000 villages have been targetted for electrification during the current financial year, as per reports. Power Minister Piyush Goyal has reportedly said that 8,360 villages are targeted for electrification during the current financial year.
Jammu and Kashmir has received Union Power Minister Piyush Goyal’s nod nod to a grant of Rs 8054 crore for strengthening Transmission and Distribution components, without which the target of ‘Power Force All’ by 2019 cannot be completed.
Fifty-seven inter regional power transmission projects worth Rs 7,268 crore have been sanctioned under the Power System Development Fund (PSDF) scheme. The total inter regional transmission capacity, according to the Ministry of Power, stands at 63,650 MW.