Power mins meet to discuss 24/7 supply challenges

RSTV Bureau

 

Minister-of-Power-Piyush-GoyalPower ministers from states across the country will meet in a two day conference, starting today in Goa.

The conference aims to review implementation of various ongoing schemes, programmes and issues pertaining to the power, coal and renewable energy sectors. Power ministers and state power Secretaries will plan and review new developments in the sector keeping India’s CoP 21 commitement in background.

Power, Coal and Renewable Energy Minister Piyush Goyal , who is scheduled to inaugurate the event will outline his ministry’s achievements.

The aim of this conference is to review the implementation of various ongoing schemes, programmes and discuss a host of issues pertaining to power, coal and renewable energy sectors,” the release said.

“The Ministers and Secretaries of the states and Union Territories and senior officials of power, coal and renewable energy PSUs will meet to discuss issues like implementation of Ujwal Discom Assurance Yojana (UDAY), 24×7 power for all and rural electrification programme,” it added. Discussions will also be held on formulation of broad aspects of hydropower policy.

In the coal sector, deliberations will be held on coal swapping, the release said. Adoption of energy conservation building codes by states and energy efficient agricultural pumps will also be discussed.