PM Exhorts Power Sector To Ensure Uninterrupted Electricity Supply To Consumers

Prime Minister Narendra Modi asked officials of Power ministry to work towards ensuring round-the-clock supply of power to all consumers.

At a review meeting of the power sector and the impact of COVID-19 pandemic on it, he also discussed various long-term reforms for enhancing sustainability, resilience, and efficiency of the sector, as per Power ministry official release.

PM Modi stressed on the need for effective enforcement of contracts for attracting private investments during the meeting, which was among others attended by Home Minister Amit Shah, Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman and Minister of State for power.

Also discussed were measures for improving viability of distribution companies, including tariff rationalization and timely release of subsidies along with improved governance, the release said.

Discussions included measures regarding ease of doing business, propagation of renewables, flexibility in supply of coal, the role of public-private partnerships and boosting investments in the power sector, the release said.