Uttar Pradesh signs “Power for All” agreement with Union government
The Uttar Pradesh government has signed “Power for All” pact with the Centre to provide 24×7 power supply to all the households in the State. With this signing of the agreement, Uttar Pradesh which was the only state in the country which did not join the central government scheme has finally joined in it. The previous government in the state did not show interest in joining the Power for All initiative of the central government.
As a part of energy efficiency measures, 10,000 energy efficiency solar- panel pumps will be distributed through Centre’s undertaking, Energy Efficiency Services (EESL). In addition, it has been agreed to distribute energy efficient bulbs, tube lights and fans at cheaper rates.
Separately, the state government has also launched ‘1912’ as the toll-free helpline for the consumers in rural areas to communicate their grievances pertaining to power and electricity.
Power for All scheme
‘Power for All scheme’ is a joint initiative of the central and state governments, with the objective of providing 24X7 electricity to all households, industry, commercial businesses and other electricity-consuming entities within the time span of four years. The government strives to provide 24×7 power across the country by 2019.
Categories: India Current Affairs 2017