Power PSUs have Made India a Power Surplus Nation: RK Singh

The power public sector undertakings (PSUs) together have connected India in its length and breadth. The endeavour of the power PSUs have made India a power surplus nation with almost 1.25 lakh MW capacity of electricity being added in past 5 years, says RK Singh, Power and New & Renewable Energy Minister.

September 19, 2020. By Manu Tayal

The power public sector undertakings (PSUs) together have connected India in its length and breadth. The endeavour of the power PSUs have made India a power surplus nation with almost 1.25 lakh MW capacity of electricity being added in past 5 years, says RK Singh, Power and New & Renewable Energy Minister.

While inaugurating various developmental projects and facilities in Bihar, the Minister further added, “under the leadership of our Prime Minister, we have brought a revolution in the power sector inching towards the target of making electricity available in every Indian household.”

Speaking on the occasion, Singh appreciated NTPC, REC and PGCIL for their contribution to the state of Bihar in its path of progress.

“These companies which are among the largest in the world, belonging to Ministry of Power, are one of the most professional and efficient organisations. The companies from the Power PSUs are well known for their exemplary performances, are also focussed on working towards societal development which extends to villages across the country. These companies have contributed extensively during the pandemic and have taken complete care of their workers,” he aded.

The Minister further said, “NTPC is developing an ITI and constructing a ward in AIIMS, Bihar which will immensely benefit the people of Bihar. NTPC has played an instrumental role in the development of Bihar with an installed capacity of 6150 MW in the state. In addition, 3800 MW capacity is in pipeline.”

“We are committed towards our social responsibilities and we strive to fulfil our commitment towards the people of Bihar. With 6 projects in the state, we are extremely happy in contributing to electricity requirement of the state. We are constantly working towards brightening up every citizen’s face in Bihar,” said Asit Kumar Mukherjee, RED (ER1), NTPC, while speaking during the inauguration function.

The projects include construction of Community Centres in Chaurai, Sarthua, Badura and Bhadurpur; Chatt Ghats in Kori, Basauri, Madanpur and Nrauni; Healthcare Centres in Bhatauli and Navaada Ben and installation of R.O. Plants in Saripur, Trikaul, Pandeypur, MohanpurTola, Masad, Kalyanpur and Ichri.

Meanwhile, out of its total installed capacity of 62,910 MW, country’s largest power producer, NTPC, currently has 6,150 MW in Bihar, and in addition, 3,800 MW of capacity is in pipeline.

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