Modi government will come out with National Energy Policy: President

By 2022, every family will have a pucca house and water connection, says President

By: Press Trust of India | New Delhi | Published:June 9, 2014 1:24 pm
President said that the government will formulate clear and transparent policies on allocation of critical natural resources. President said that the government will formulate clear and transparent policies on allocation of critical natural resources.

The new government will soon come out with a National Energy Policy that will focus on balancing power generation through conventional and non-conventional sources, President Pranab Mukherjee said on Monday.

Addressing the first Joint Sitting of the Parliament, Mukherjee said: “My government will come out with a comprehensive National Energy Policy and focus on development of energy related infrastructure, human resource and technology.” The aim of the government will be to “substantially augment” electricity generation capacity through a judicious mix of conventional and non-conventional sources, he added. The government will also work towards expanding the National Solar Mission.

The mission which was launched on the 11th January, 2010 has a target of deploying 20,000 MW of grid connected solar power by 2022 and reduce the cost of solar power generation in the country through long term policy, large scale deployment goals, aggressive R&D and domestic production of critical raw materials, components and products.

Mukherjee further said: “The international civil nuclear agreements will be operationalised and nuclear power projects for civilian purposes will be developed. By the time the nation completes 75 years of Independence (2022), every family will have a pucca house with water connection, toilet facilities, 24×7 electricity supply.”

The new government also intends to address the important issue of pollution through the use of cleaner fuels. “Cleaner fuels will be promoted to bring down pollution levels in our cities. The government will take up mitigation works to meet the challenges posed by climate change and will work with the global community in this regard,” Mukherjee said.

The government will formulate clear and transparent policies on allocation of critical natural resources such as coal, minerals and spectrum, he added.

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    Varun Lohiar
    Jun 9, 2014 at 9:43 am
    I wish to raise a very fundamental yet an unpleasant question. All my left friends who have all their life championed the causes of the poor, weak, oppressed and have asked the State to intervene on their behalf so that their lot could improve and they could be equal partners with equal rights.
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      Varun Lohiar
      Jun 9, 2014 at 9:43 am
      They all want to distribute without bothering to give a serious thought as how wealth has to be generated so that their objectives could be effectively achieved. Trade unions want better wages without bothering to ensure better production.
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        Manojkumar S.
        Jun 9, 2014 at 1:33 pm
        Now people will see less BS and more implementation and completion of public projects. People will see and feel that their government is working for them.
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          sunil
          Jun 9, 2014 at 2:47 pm
          Apart from generation of electricity , modi govt. must give lot of thrust on energy saving and energy conservation . As saving of 1 unit electricity is equivalent of generation of 2 units. This not only will make surplus electricity which can be supplied to farmers or any other needy potion but also can give boost to energy saving equipment manufacturing industry and consultants, energy auditing firms, and can create lot of employment.
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