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Govt initiates schemes to meet power shortage in country, Delhi is power deficit

Govt initiates schemes to meet power shortage in country, Delhi is power deficit


Government has taken various steps to meet the power shortage in the country, the Lok Sabha was informed today.In a written reply, Power, Coal , New and Renewable Energy and Mines Minister Piyush Goyal said, ”To augment power, two schemes have been launched by the government, namely, Deendayal Upadhyaya Gram Jyoti Yojana and Integrated Power development Scheme for strengthening of sub-transmission and distribution networks and for segregation of agricultural feeders to give adequate and reliable supply and reduce line losses”.”Other measures include ensuring adequate supply of the domestic coal to power plants,” Mr Goyal said.The government has taken an initiative to prepare state specific Action Plans for providing 24×7 ‘Power For All’ in partnership with the states.The Central government has notified Ujjwal Discom Assurance Yojana scheme on November 20, 2015 for Operational and Financial Turnaround of DISCOMS, he said.The government has also taken steps for expeditious resolution of issues relating to Environmental and Forest clearances for facilitating early completion of generation and transmission projects.Moreover, the government was also providing support from Power System Development Fund for operationalisation of stranded gas based generation, he added.Laying down the accomplishments of the government in the sector, Mr Goyal said, ”Also, during the 12th Plan period (2010-17) , a capacity addition of about 94,681 MW as against the target of 88,537 MW from the conventional sources have been achieved, till February 28, 2017 and about 22736 MW as against the target of 30,000 MW from renewable sources have been achieved, till January 31, 2017.”During the 12th Plan Period (2012-17), 1,06, 146 circuit km of transmission lines and 3,04,183 MVA of transformation capacity have been completed till January 31, 2017.” Giving the power position of Delhi in 2015-16, the Power Minister informed, ”For the year 2015-16, 29,626 MU was the energy requirement in the national capital, Delhi. Out of this, 29,583 MU energy was available. Deficit was -0.1 per cent . Peak demand was 5,846MW and peak availability was same at 5,846 MW.”

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