PM launches Power Sector’s Revamped Distribution Sector Scheme

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi launched the Power Ministry’s flagship Revamped Distribution Sector Scheme on 30 July.

Important facts

  • PM Modi also unveiled the scheme ‘Ujjwal Bharat Ujjwal Bhavishya - Power @2047’  through video conferencing.

  • During the programme, the Prime Minister dedicated and also laid the foundation stone for various green energy projects of National Thermal Power Corporation (NTPC) Limited worth over Rs 5,200 crore.

  • He inaugurated the 100 MW Ramagundam Floating Solar Project in Telangana and the 92 MW Kayamkulam Floating Solar Project in Kerala.

  • Modi also laid the foundation stone for the 735 MW Nokh Solar Project in Rajasthan, Green Hydrogen Mobility Project in Leh and Kawas Green Hydrogen Blending Project with Natural Gas in Gujarat.

  • He launched the National Solar Rooftop Portal, which will enable online tracking of the process of installation of rooftop solar plants.

About the Revamped Distribution Sector Scheme

  • It aims to improve operational efficiency and financial stability of Distribution Companies (DISCOMs) and power departments.

  • It is being implemented with an outlay of over Rs 3 lakh crore over a period of five years from the financial year 2021-22 to 2025-26.

  • The scheme envisages providing financial assistance to DISCOMs for modernization and strengthening of distribution infrastructure with a focus on improving the reliability and quality of supply to the end consumers.

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