In World Bank’s electricity accessibility ranking 2017, India has risen to rank 26 from 99th spot in the year 2014, Power Minister Piyush Goyal has said.
“Our ranking has improved to 26 position from 99. So, it is truly very redeeming feature and satisfying for me that Prime Minister’s vision particularly to take electricity to every home, particularly to make electricity access very easy, particularly to make energy affordable is being furthered very rapidly,” the minister said in London.
He also said with confidence that by the year 2019, that is three years ahead of its original schedule, government would be able to make every household power efficient.
He told that a close working is being done by the government with the states in order to check if electricity was made available on tap.
“A person should be able to apply for electricity connection. If there is infrastructure available... get it in 24 hours. If an infrastructure needs to be created he should get in less than one week,” the minister said.
Detailing on energy access to all, the minister said at the Vienna Energy Forum, held on May 11, everyone was actually impressed about India that has actually led the global efforts by its action to address the challenge of the planet change.
Energy access was the topic more focused upon. Across Vienna energy forum, everyone praised that India has actually led the global efforts by its action to address the challenge of planet change.
The government’s rural electrification programme is proceeding on a quick basis, with over 13,000 villages electrified out of a total of 18,452 and is on track for completion within the targeted 1,000 days.
(With PTI inputs)