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Achievements in 48 months under BJP ‘eye opener’, says power minister

Power Minister R K Singh said the BJP government added 24,000 MW power generation capacity per year compared to 4,800 MW of earlier governments.

india Updated: Jun 05, 2018 13:32 IST
Press Trust of India
Press Trust of India
PTI, New Delhi
Power minister,Electricity,RK Singh
Power Minister R K Singh said comparison of 48 years of achievements of the other governments with 48 months of the current government is an “eye opener”.(PTI File Photo)

Power Minister R K Singh said on Tuesday that comparison of 48 years of achievements of the other governments with 48 months of the current government is an “eye opener”.

At a press conference on the completion of 4 years of the BJP government, he said: “We added 24,000 MW power generation capacity per year compared to 4,800 MW of earlier governments.”

He said 1 lakh MW of power generation capacity and I lakh circuit KM of inter state transmission capacity has been added in the last 4 years.

Besides, 25,000 circuit Km transmission capacity was added per year compared to 3,400 ckm during the previous governments.

He said all the 4 crore families would have power connection by December this year as against the March 2019 deadline under SAUBHAGYA scheme.

“We simply doubled the capacity of renewable energy to 70GW in 4 years. Coal supplies increased 14 per cent compared to last year,” Singh said.

First Published: Jun 05, 2018 13:32 IST