Recently, we published a story about government committing to provide electricity to all Indian villages by March 2017, where Power Ministers of all states and Union Territories unanimously decided to ensure electrification of all the un-electrified villages in mission mode under the Centre’s ambitious Deendayal Upadhyaya Grameen Jyoti Yojana (DDUGJY).
States agreed to set up solar parks as per stipulated schedule and to mandate installation of solar roof tops on government buildings. They also decided to encourage interstate and intrastate transmission of renewable energy through various steps like allowing open access,not charging wheeling charges, cross subsidy charges and banking charges etc.
As a reaffirmation to meeting this ambitious plan, Piyush Goyal, Minister of State with Independent Charge for Power, Coal, New and Renewable Energy in the Government of India, recently tweeted this –
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