new Delhi. Prime Minister Narendra Modi has said that the need to increase operational efficiency in the power sector has been given maximum importance to the satisfaction of consumers. PM Modi said this in a meeting while reviewing the working of the Ministry of Power and Ministry of New and Renewable Energy. The meeting discussed various policy initiatives to address the major problems of the power sector, including the revised tariff policy and the Electricity (Amendment) Bill 2020.
The Prime Minister laid special emphasis on the need to increase consumer satisfaction while ensuring an increase in the operational efficiency of the power sector. He said that the problems in the power sector, especially in the power distribution sector, are not the same in all regions and states. Therefore, instead of finding exactly the same solution for all states, the ministry should encourage each state to perform better as well as offer state-specific solutions.
PM Modi advised the Ministry of Power to ensure that the power distribution companies (DISCOMs) publish their performance parameters from time to time, so that people can know how their DISCOMs perform compared to their counterparts. He also emphasized that the use of equipment in the power sector should be in accordance with ‘Make in India’.
Mentioning new and renewable energy, the Prime Minister emphasized the need to adopt a holistic approach to the entire supply chain of agriculture sector ranging from solar water pumps to decentralized solar cold storages. He also laid special emphasis on innovative models for rooftop solar and also desired that every state should have at least one city (either a capital city or a famous tourist destination) producing rooftop solar energy. Be completely solar city through.
During the meeting, special emphasis was also laid on developing an environment conducive to the manufacture of ingot, wafer, cell and module in India, which would provide employment in addition to providing various other benefits. The Prime Minister drew attention to accelerating the scheme of ‘carbon-free Ladakh’ and also laid special emphasis on drinking water supply in coastal areas using solar and wind energy.
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