Uday , Sufficient RE Generation Capacity & Increased Coal Production – Keys to Achieve One Nation One Grid One Price : Shri Piyush Goyal
Shri Piyush Goyal, Minister of State (IC) for Power, Coal and New & Renewable Energy said that our nation doesn’t have the luxury of time; our people cannot wait any longer. We have to deliver extraordinary results; we have to meet the aspirations of the people of India fast. While launching a energy & infrastructure sectors web portal at a media event, Shri Goyal said, “We have to take power to every home, to different hamlets. We have to ensure that a child in rural remote village gets 24 hour power . Power- which his family can afford in these trying times, Power- which encourages and allows him to compete with the rest of the world on equal terms. In some sense, energy gives him the power to get digitally connected to the world and to enjoy fruits of new technologies”.
On the feasibility of achieving One Nation One Grid One Price , Shri Goyal said that to make this happen there are three key elements namely 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 . To strengthen the interstate transmission lines, the government has initiated an ambitious programme , Shri Goyal added.
Talking about the present day journalism scenario, Shri Goyal said “I genuinely believe days and times 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 .” The minister added that acknowledgment and encouragement sometimes goes a long way to encourage even better work done in years to come.