November 7, 2016

Working on policy to provide electricity in hamlets: Power Minister Piyush Goyal

JHUNJHUNU: The Central government is focusing on electrifying every household and is preparing a policy for issuing connection to hamlets in the country, Union Power Minister Piyush Goyal said today. 

He said the government would include Jhunjhunu in a pilot project related to electricity. “The government’s priority is to ensure electricity in all hamlets and households and concrete steps have been taken up in this direction,” Goyal told reporters during his visit to the city. He said the government has asked the states to hold monthly meetings chaired by MPs to review power related issues so that the problems can be addressed. 

Goyal was in the city to attend a programme organised by a private foundation in which Noble Prize winner Kailash Satyarthi was also present. 

The pilot project is about enabling a user to view power consumption on his mobile.  The consumer who uses more than 200 units of electricity will be linked with a smart meter, which will be linked with a computer.  The system will provide a facility to the user to see power consumption on his mobile phone.  Piyush Goyal also called upon people to not involve in power theft and complain to competent authorities on detecting any case. 

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