Atma Nirbhar Bharat Abhiyan To be given a boost in Power Sector, import replacement a priority

February 23, 2021, 3:58:23 AM

Atma Nirbhar Bharat Abhiyan To be given a boost in Power Sector, import replacement a priority
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Shri R.K. Singh, the Union Minister of Power and New & Renewable Energy and Skill Development & Entrepreneurship (IC), highlighted the need of Atma Nirbhar Bharat Abhiyan, envisaged by PM Narendra Modi, in Power Sector while addressing the Power Ministers of State Governments and UTs through video conference today.

He said that our country’s import bill for power equipment was around Rs.71,000 crore in the year 2018-19 even when we have manufacturing facility & ability for various requirements of the Power Sector, which includes import of over Rs. 20,000 crores from China. He said that the Power Sector being strategic and essential in nature is vulnerable to cyber-attacks. Therefore, he added, imported equipment will be subjected testing to check the influx of malware like Trojan etc. He also stressed that it should be our sincere endeavour to promote the manufacturing of power infrastructure equipment within the country.

Shri Singh stated that a lot has been achieved in the power sector which includes a capacity addition of nearly 15000 MW per year since 2014, connecting of the entire nation through one grid spanning far off areas like Leh and Ladakh with the grid. India,s Grid system is one of the best in the world which was demonstrated during light out the event on 5 April 2020 when our grid handled the steepest fall and climb in demand within a very short time. Now the major challenge in the Power sector, he said is to make the distribution companies viable and make our country self-reliant in manufacturing of equipment related to the power sector. As such, liquidity infusion up to Rs. 90,000 crore for DISCOMs was being given under a Package announced by the Govt of India recently for losses upto 31st March 2020. He informed that against this demand of about Rs 93000 crore has been received from States/UTs and an amount of Rs 20000 crore have been approved as of now while the remaining demands are being processed expeditiously.

Speaking to media through VC, the Minister informed that various States/UTs Governments requested for extending the Union Govt’s package to cover losses upto June 2020.  will be considered to extend the quantum of support by the Union Government.  The Minister stated that the demand of the States/UTs for extending the support will be considered.

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