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Government of India
Ministry of Power
09-September-2014 14:39 IST
Power & Mines Ministers of States/UTS Meets to Chalk Out Strategy for Attaining 24x7 Power for all
Piyush Goyal Urges for Mission Mode Approach

Shri Piyush Goyal, Union Minister of State( I/C) for Power, Coal & New & Renewable Energy has urged all States & UTs to work together in a time bound manner to achieve the goal of 24x7 Power for All. Inaugurating the Conference of Ministers of Power and Mines of States & UTs here today, Shri Goyal said that a “Mission Mode” approach in a fast track manner need to be adopted for solving problems in the energy sector. He said this conference will pave the way for getting a better understanding of the ground realities and practical problems of the States/UTs. The Minister also assured that the Centre is committed unequivocally to help resolves these issues.

Pointing out that the working of Ministries of Power, Coal and New & Renewable Energy in an inclusive fashion is going to be the game changer in the energy sector, Shri Goyal appealed to all States &UTs to work as a team with the Centre for focusing on the development agenda of the Nation.

Expressing condolence over the loss of lives in J&K floods, the Minister suggested that the states which had experienced such massive natural disaster in recent times may send their experts to J&K for immediate relief and rehabilitation in consultation with National Disaster Relief Force.

The one day conference is being attended by Power and Mines ministers from 29 States and 5 UTs. The agenda of the meeting includes 24 x7 power for all, strengthening of Transmission network, Development of hydro power, Coal related issues and promotion of Renewable energy sources.