Modi launches revamped distribution sector program in RR village

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HYDERABAD: Union Minister G. Kishan Reddy says solar power generation has helped reduce coal imports by 1.65 lakh tonnes. The Center is keen to install cost-effective solar power panels on the surface waters of Ramagundam, he said.

As part of the grand finale of the 75th Azadi ka Amruth Mahotsav, Ujjwala Bharat-Ujjwala Bhavishya was organized to commemorate progress in the electricity sector.

On Saturday, Prime Minister Narendra Modi digitally launched the revamped Distribution Sector Scheme (RDSS) and National Solar Portal on the rooftops of Kandukur village in Rangareddy district.

Speaking on the occasion, Reddy said power generation increased from 2.48 lakh MW to 4 lakh MW in 2014. About 1.63 lakh MW of electricity is generated from power sources renewable, he said. It is unfortunate that an urban area in Khammam district has been taken over by coal mining, he said.

The minister said that discoms suffer huge losses and they can be relieved if people use solar power. There are no proposals to install meters for agricultural engines, he said while adding that work on NTPC’s 4,000 MW power project will soon be completed.

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