If electricity is to be given to every household, then it will have to be made so cheap that the consumer is not burdened, Naidu said.
Lucknow: Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu said it was not possible to ensure quality of life without electricity and asserted that renewable sources of energy should be explored. “People must make efficient and effective use of electricity as it is not renewable,” Naidu said while addressing a gathering here.
The vice-president was in the Uttar Pradesh capital to inaugurate a building of the state electricity regulatory commission. He also called on people to explore the possibility of new and renewable sources of energy.
If electricity is to be given to every household, then it will have to be made so cheap that the consumer is not burdened, Naidu said. The vice-president also said it was time that one considers regulating the demand for electricity apart from focusing on energy supply aspects such as production and distribution.
He said that sources of energy resources are limited and “we should bring basic improvements in our lifestyle and make the environment energy efficient”. The commission can play an important role in determining the criteria for efficiency in the power sector and Demand Side Management (DSM), Naidu said.
Uttar Pradesh Governor Ram Naik, Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath, Energy Minister Shrikant Sharma, Minister of State for Energy Swatantra Dev Singh and were also present on the occasion.
Later, the vice-president released a book titled ‘Ankaha Lucknow’ written by former Lucknow MP Lalji Tandon.