1. India jumps 73 spots to 26 rank in World Bank’s power list: Piyush Goyal

India jumps 73 spots to 26 rank in World Bank’s power list: Piyush Goyal

India has climbed up to twenty sixth position in World Bank's electricity accessibility ranking in the current year from 99th spot in 2014, Power Minister Piyush Goyal has said.

By: | London | Published: May 14, 2017 4:11 PM
The focus there was more about energy access. Across Vienna energy forum, everyone praised that India has actually led the global efforts by its action to address the challenge of planet change. (PTI)

India has climbed up to 26th position in World Bank’s electricity accessibility ranking in the current year from 99th spot in 2014, Power Minister Piyush Goyal has said. “Our ranking has improved to 26 positions from 99. So, it is truly very redeeming feature and satisfying for me that Prime Minister’s vision particularly to take electricity to every home, particularly to make electricity access very easy, particularly to make energy affordable is being furthered very rapidly,“ the minister said here.

He also exuded confidence that by 2019, three years ahead of its original schedule, the government would able to take power to every household. He said that the government was closely working with the states to see that electricity was made available on tap.

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“A person should be able to apply for electricity connection. If there is infrastructure available… get it in 24 hours. If an infrastructure needs to be created he should get in less than one week,” the minister said. Elaborating on energy access to all, the minister said at the Vienna Energy Forum, held on May 11, everyone was actually impressed about India that has actually led the global efforts by its action to address the challenge of the planet change.

The focus there was more about energy access. Across Vienna energy forum, everyone praised that India has actually led the global efforts by its action to address the challenge of planet change.

The government’s rural electrification programme is proceeding swiftly, with over 13,000 villages electrified out of a total of 18,452 and is on track for completion within the targeted 1,000 days,

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    chandrasekhar
    May 15, 2017 at 5:17 am
    Great job by Piyush Goyal that helped the BJP party in the recent UP polls. Way forward, we have to being tougher acts to stop pilferage and to plug the loop s in distribution. Free power to farmers etc should be stopped all over the country
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    1. Aman Virk
      May 15, 2017 at 1:02 am
      Seriously of no use. It's May,2017 and due to voltage fluctuations, 2 of the electronic devices have stopped working in past week. And yes I do pay 30 tax on Income.
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      1. Arvind Manohar
        May 14, 2017 at 11:29 pm
        Piyush Goyal is one such minister who's undeterred and focused on bringing financial expertise and domain innovations like green power to the table and to last mile. He's proving career of mr Modi's vision to improve infrastructure and power for everyone's betterment like Nitin Gadkari..Now's the time to change the ranks to cabinet ministry.
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          Ashok Agrawal
          May 14, 2017 at 9:48 pm
          Excellent work Mr.Piyush Goyal. Congratulations. Some more works need to be taken forward such as privatising power distribution across states and more policy initiatives in green power sector,hybrid solar-wind model for instance.Losses of distribution companies must be converted to profits and better service after UDAY roll out.
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            K N Sreenivasan
            May 14, 2017 at 9:25 pm
            Piyush Goyal is undoubtedly an outstanding performer as a Minister... he brings Mumbai street smartness and a sharp financial brain to the table.... Piyush is an emerging star and I won't be surprised if he eventually gets promoted as a Cabinet Minister and who knows he could even become our Union Finance Minister... Good luck to Piyushbhai....Mumbai and Mumbaikars have every reason to be proud of having given a talent like Piyush Goyal to the Modi government......
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              Rahul Ashok
              May 14, 2017 at 6:15 pm
              Piyush Goyal ji a star minister in modi cabinet.. Great job
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              1. Ranjit Kumar
                May 14, 2017 at 5:35 pm
                Hats off to Piyush Goyal and his team for this feat which has been achieved by your untiring efforts. It has demonstrated that with single minded dedication and efforts you can achieve any goal set out for you.
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