Every home will get power supply by 2019, says Goyal
Union minister of state for power, coal and new & renewable energy Piyush Goyal on Thursday laid down the foundation stone of a 1,980 mw thermal power plant in Ghatampur. Goyal said Prime Minister Narendra Modi had announced that every household in country would be provided electricity by 2019.
"Centre had allocated Rs 70,000 crore for free power distribution to BPL card holders in UP. The Central government aims to provide electricity to each and every household in the country by 2019 instead of the earlier target of 2022," he said. The power plant is scheduled to be begin in 2020. Neyveli Lignite Corporation Ltd and Uttar Pradesh Rajya Vidyut Nigam had formed a joint venture for the power plant.