Press Information Bureau
Government of India
Ministry of Power
27-August-2012 18:23 IST
Government Issues Guidelines to Provide Electricity for Minimum 6-8 Hours under RGGVY
The Minister of State, Shri K.C. Venugopal in a written reply informed the Rajya Sabha today that Government has issued guidelines under RGGVY scheme to provide electricity at least for 6-8 hours. This has become necessary due to an overall shortage of power in the country, primarily due to growth in demand for power outstripping the growth in availability of power. The shortage varies from State to State on month to month and day to day basis depending upon the demand and availability of power, he added. The minister further informed that Electricity being a concurrent subject, responsibility for supply of electricity to different categories of consumers and areas including rural as well as urban areas lies with the concerned State Government/Power Utilities in the State. Government of India supplements the efforts of the State Governments by establishing power plants in the Central Sector through Central Public Sector Undertakings. Supply of electricity within different areas of States is not monitored by Central Electricity Authority / Ministry of Power, he said.