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Achievements of Power Ministry during last 4 years (Relevant for GS Prelims, GS Mains Paper III; Economics)

(i)Generation capacity-

  • 1 Lakh MW generation capacity added. (2,43,029 MW in March 2014 to 3,44,002 MW in March 2018)

 

  • India emerges as net exporter of electricity. 7203 MU supplied to Nepal, Bangladesh and Myanmar in FY 2017-18.

 

  • Energy deficit reduced from 4.2 per cent (in FY 2013-14) to 0.7 per cent (in FY 2017-18)

 

(ii) One Grid One Nation-

  • Expansion of transmission grid by 1 lakh km

 

(iii)DeenDayalUpadhyaya Gram JyotiYojana (DDUGKY)

  • 100 per cent of village electrification

 

(viii) Integrated Power Development Scheme (IPDS)

  • Outlay of Rs. 65,424 crore

 

  • 1376 towns IT enabled

 

(vii) UDAY

  • More than Rs 20,000 crore interest cost saved by DISCOMs under UDAY

 

  • India’s rank improved to 29 in 2018 from 111 in 2014on World Bank’s Ease of Getting Electricity Ranking.

 

(vi) SAUBHAGYA

  • Launched for universal electrification

 

  • Camps organised at village level. Minimum documentation required

 

  • Special drive for economically weaker sections under Gram Swaraj Abhiyan

 

  • 60.34 lakh housholds electrified since 11th Oct, 2017

 

(ix) Power for All 24*7 –

  • Joint initiative of Govt of India and State Govts.

 

  • Roadmap for 24*7 power supply prepared. States ready to ensure 24*7 Power for All from 1st April, 2019.

 

(x) Focus on North-East region-

  • Electrification of 5855 villages and intensive electrification of 9004 villages completed.

 

(iv)UJALA

  • 107 crore LED bulbs distributed

 

(v) 4376 MW hydel capacity addition (FY 2014-18)

 

Innovations and Initiatives-

Electric vehicles –

  • No licence required for charging stations

 

  • Procurement of 10,000 e-vehicles for Government institutions

 

Smart Metering-

  • Procurement of 50 lakh smart meters done.

 

  • 1 crore prepaid meters under procurement

 

Energy efficiency-

  • Star labelling program saved energy worth Rs. 22,500 crore.

 

  • Energy efficiency measures through PAT in large industries saved energy worth Rs. 9500 crore

 

  • Energy Conservation Building Code for energy efficient buildings launched in June, 2017

 

Digital initiatives-

  • e-Bidding and e-Reverse Auction for short and medium-term procurement of power.

 

  • Enabling payments through NPCI platforms such as BHIM, BBPS, Bharat QR etc. More than 24 crore digital transactions in FY 2017-18 for electricity bill payments.

 

To bring transparency and to disseminate information to public at large following Apps are launched by the Ministry of Power:

 

  1. SAUBHAGYA – App for tracking household electrification.

 

  1. VidyutPravah – The Mobile/Web App provides real time information of current demand met, shortages if any, surplus power available and the prices in Power Exchange.

 

  1. UJALA (UnnatJyoti by Affordable LED`S for All) – App provides real time updates on the LED distribution happening across the country.

 

  1. UrjaMitra – monitoring of power availability and sending power cut information through SMS

 

  1. MERIT– information pertaining to marginal variable cost and source wise purchase of electricity.

 

  1. UDAY- Allows people to compare DISCOMs on the basis of 26 major performance parameters.

 

  1. URJA (Urban JyotiAbhiyaan) – It is an informative App for Urban Distribution Sector. It captures Consumer centric parameters from the IT systems created under IPDS.

 

  1. TARANG (Transmission App for real time monitoring & Growth) – It is an IT Web/mobile based platform to provide status of both inter and intra state Transmission Projects in the country. This platform also shows the prospective inter state as well as intra state Transmission Projects.

 

  1. DEEP e-bidding (Discovery of Efficient Electricity Price) – The portal will provide a common e-bidding platform with e-reverse auction facility to facilitate nation-wide power procurement through a wider network so as to bring uniformity and transparency in the process of power procurement.

 

  1. Ash Track- linking fly ash users and power plants for better ash utilisation.

(Adapted from PIB)



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