All States To Provide 24x7 Power To Every Household: Minster

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Union Power Minister Piyush Goyal has said that all the states had resolved to provide round-the -clock power supply to every household by March 2019.

All States To Provide 24x7 Power To Every Household: Minster
Commenting on the issue, Union Power Minister Piyush Goyal told the media, "All the states agreed to provide 24x7 power to all the people by March 2019 or earlier."

"Besides, all the states except Left-Wing-Extremism- affected ones, also resolved to electrify all the remaining unelectrified villages by December 31, 2016," he added.

"The cost of these smart meters has been brought down by sixty per cent from Rs 8,000 to Rs 3,223 per unit as a result of central procurement, and the endeavour is to go for only such meters in the future for Rs 25 crore consumers in the country," the Union minister said.

The Minister further said that he had launched the helpline '1912' for consumer complaints redressal across the country.

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Story first published: Monday, June 20, 2016, 8:40 [IST]
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