Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s vision for 24/7 quality power for all depends on the transmission and distribution sector: Piyush Goyal
Minister of State with Independent Charge for Power, Coal and New and Renewable Energy, Piyush Goyal today said that the PM Narendra Modi government is bringing in new technology that will help in creating an ambitious grid programme to meet India’s power demand.
“The Prime Minister’s vision for 24/7 quality power for all depends on the transmission and distribution sector to reach the bottom of the pyramid. With the new technologies we are bringing in, we will now create an ambitious grid programme which will meet the country’s demand,” said Piyush Goyal during inauguration of the 5th International Exhibition and Conference Gridtech 2015, at Pragati Maidan here.
India’s transmission and distribution network is one of the largest and complicated in the world. Gridtech 2015 aims to help shape the Government’s dream of ‘power to all’.
“The entire power sector is gearing up to meet the Government’s vision of power for all. We need to create an access platform which will help us provide electricity to the entire population,” said
Devendra Chaudhury, Special Secretary to Ministry of Power.
Chairman & Managing Director of Power Grid Corporation, R N Nayak said, “Government’s ambitious plan to provide 24×7 power to all in the country by 2019 will require the deployment of latest technologies in the field of transmission, distribution, intelligent devices, information and communication technology. Against this background, Gridtech 2015 is the foremost platform where all leading stakeholders reiterate their commitment to bring about a transformative change in the sector thereby ensuring quality as well as affordability of power for all citizens.”