Two day conference of States Power Ministers to be held in New Delhi
Author: Desk May 1, 2017
A two-day conference of Ministers for Power , New & Renewable Energy & Mines of States & Union Territories will be held on 3rd & 4th May in New Delhi The Conference will be inaugurated by Shri Piyush Goyal, Union Minister of State (IC) for Power, Coal, New & Renewable Energy and Mines. The aim of this two-day conference is to review the implementation of various ongoing Schemes/ Programmes & deliberate on a host of issues pertaining to Power, Coal, Renewable Energy and Mines sectors.
Ministers and Secretaries of the States and Union territories and senior officials of the four sectors and Public Sector Undertakings under them will meet up to discuss issues like implementation of 24×7 Power for All , Strategies and action plan for 100% household electrification and Smart metering power reforms, Energy conservation , Energy efficient Agriculture Pumps , cyber security & promotion of digital payments in power sector.
In the area of Renewable Energy, the Ministers will discuss guidelines for Renewable projects.
In the Coal sector, deliberations will focus upon issues like flexibility in utilisation of domestic coal for reducing cost of power generation and use of domestic coal instead of imported coal .
In the Mining sector, deliberations will concentrate upon important issues such as Auction Preparedness of blocks for 2017-18 already under preparation by the States , Status of project implementation under Pradhan Mantri Khanij Kshetra Kalyan Yojana (PMKKKY), Curbing illegal mining through Mining Surveillance System (MSS) with Specific Reference to Illegal sand Mining and Minor mineral rules
The concluding session of the conference would consist of comments and feedback by States/UTs and adoption of Conference Resolution by the delegates.