Union Power Minister Piyush Goyal has said that poverty cannot be removed unless there is power available for all. Speaking at the London Stock exchange today, the minister added that removal of poverty will not only help in improving the lives of the people but also help in increasing connectivity, an ANI report said.
Earlier, the minister, while speaking at the LSE-FICCI roundtable on investment, stressed that the government was open to investment. “That’s the India of today. Dreaming, working, planning, aspiring for a better tomorrow. I assure you all that tomorrow is going to happen. We are committed to make it happen. I invite all of you to be part of that journey,” the minister was quoted as saying by PTI.
“”Tomorrow, we are launching EESL in London and our launch tomorrow is going to be ‘UK joins affordable LEDs for all’.So, we have UJALA light coming to London via India tomorrow.” the minister was further quoted by PTI as saying.
Thereafter, in Vienna, the minister said that Centre was planning to close some of the mines of state-owned Coal India which produce small quantity of coal, the agency said.
According to PTI , the decision is followed by the announcement of safety audit of all mines across after one of the worst disasters in Jharkhand, which atlest 18 people had lost their lives18 lives. However refusing to put a number to the closure of mines, the minister further said that the coal ministry is waiting for safety audit reports.
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Suggesting that most of unsafe mines are of Coal India, Piyush Goyal said that the government will come up with a list of mines which are unsafe and should not be permitted to continue.