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Piyush seeks states' help to overcome power problems

India Blooms News Service | 09 Sep 2014, 09:06 pm
New Delhi, Sept 9 (IBNS): Union Minister of State (Independent Charge) for Power, Coal & New & Renewable Energy, Piyush Goyal has urged all States & Union Territories 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 in the capital on Tuesday, 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.

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, Union Minister appealed to all states 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 (NDRF).

The conference was attended by Power and Mines ministers from 29 States and 5 UTs.

The agenda of the meeting includes uninterrupted power for all, strengthening of transmission network, development of hydro power, coal related issues and promotion of renewable energy sources.

Piyush seeks states' help to overcome power problems

India Blooms News Service
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