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  • Power Ministers' meet: States agree on 24X7 power for all, direct benefit transfer

    2017-12-08 06:27:49.0
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    The Power Minister said that there would be 100 percent metering (of electricity supply) and 90 ...

    Power Ministers meet: States agree on 24X7 power for all, direct benefit transfer

    The Power Minister said that there would be 100 percent metering (of electricity supply) and 90 percent of this would be pre-paid meters.

    Power Minister R K Singh on Thursday said most of the states have agreed on 24X7 power for all, 90 percent pre-paid meters and direct benefit transfer of subsidies for electricity consumers across the country.

    Addressing a conference of 'Ministers for Power and New & Renewable Energy of States & Union Territories' in New Delhi the Power Minister said "Our vision is that we want 24X7 power for all by March 2019. Now it will be a legal obligation. After March 2019, if there is any load shedding without any reason, there will be penalties except in case of technical issues or act of God," Singh said.

    He further said there would be 100 percent metering (of electricity supply) and 90 percent of this would be pre-paid meters.

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