Govt to provide every citizen affordable electricity by 2022: Piyush Goyal

Piyush Goyal

New Delhi: Power minister Piyush Goyal today asserted that providing affordable electricity is the main agenda of the government. 

Releasing a booklet on rural electrification status, Mr Goyal said the government has expedited process of rural electrification and committed to provide electricity in rural parts of the country and to provide every citizen affordable, adequate electricity by 2022. 

Saying power production is surplus in the country, Mr Goyal said smart power meters will be installed soon in the houses to enable 100 per cent smart metering. 

The minister also said that he has instructed his department to give credit facilities to the states to ensure smart metering.

 

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