Em-Powering India

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For the dream of India becoming a super power to come true, power remains a key concern. We are a power-importing country, going by serious studies, but with immense potential in terms of renewables, especially solar and wind. At the Parliamentarian Youth Conclave,Minister of State (IC) for Power and Renewable Energy, Piyush Goyal speaks with moderator Gaurav Vivek Bhatnagar, Deputy Editor, The Wire

With the Bharatiya Janata Party government now in power in states covering 60 percent of the geographical area of India, Union Minister for Power, Coal and Renewable Energy Resources Piyush Goyal believes the country is better placed than ever before to usher in an era of power discipline through reduction in thefts, augmentation of supply and infrastructure and better storage facilities – all of which would ensure a complete end to power cuts by 2022.

Speaking at the “Parliamentarian Youth Conclave” organised by NTI Media Ltd at Hotel Ashok in New Delhi on March 26, Goyal said, “When India turns 75, we don’t want any child in the country -- any young boy or girl -- to be deprived of this basic amenity of power.”

To this end, he said, a lot has been done in the last two-and-a-half years by the Narendra Modi government.

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