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24×7 power supply to every village in India soon: Minister R K Singh

Union minister for power and new and renewable energy R K Singh on Friday said all villages in the country will get 24×7 electricity supply soon.

Talking to reporters here during his party’s ‘ashirwad yatra’, Singh said the ministry of power has started working on the plan to ensure 24-hour electricity availability in all the villages. “For this, the central government has approved a scheme of Rs3,03,000 crore. Before this, a scheme of Rs2,02,000 crore was started in which Bihar got Rs22,000 crore,” he said.

“At present, there is availability of 22 hours electricity supply in all the villages of the country. Apart from this, we also aim to provide electricity to every agricultural field for irrigation soon.

For this, all the government and non-government power undertakings of the country have been asked to work fast,” he said.

Source
ET Energy World
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