The Union Government was taking all steps to provide 24×7 power to all households in the country at the affordable cost in the next three years, Union Minister of State (Independent Charge) for Power, Coal, New and Renewable Energy and Mines Piyush Goyal said today.
Addressing a press conference here, he said the central government was committed to making available uninterrupted power to all by 2022.
”The government is taking all steps to provide 24×7 power to all households in the country at the affordable cost in the next three years”, he added.
On setting up of green energy corridor as sought by Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa to give 1000 MW of excess wind power to other states, he said the centre was working on a plan for evacuation of power from North to South.
”Once this was completed, the reverse evacuation would also happen”, the Minister added.
Mr Piyush Goyal said the price of power purchased by southern states, including Tamil Nadu, from North India was five times higher two years ago.
Thanks to the steps taken by the Centre, power was available virtually at the same cost across the country.
”Due to bottlenecks in transmission corridor, power deficient states had to pay as high as Rs 14 per unit two years ago. The situation has improved drastically now, making power available at uniform rates across the nation”, he added.