Ray meets Power Minister in New Delhi

Port Blair
14 Nov 2017

A meeting was held between Mr. R. K. Singh, Minister of Power, Government of India and Mr. Bishnu Pada Ray, Member of Parliament, A & N Islands in the Ministry of Power, New Delhi recently to review the electricity and solar homelight for the forest encroachers and also the new renewable energy. They discussed on Composite power generation comprising gas, solar and wind to be used for A & N Islands to ensure 24/7 power supply and composite power generation for Islands selected under the scheme of ‘holistic development of islands’.
Mr. Singh assured to find the ways and means to provide ‘Solar Homelight’ to the forest encroachers and other households who not have electric connection so far either under ‘Shaubhagya Scheme’ or ‘MNRE Scheme’ keeping in view of Hon’ble Supreme Court  directives. Mr. Singh further  agreed to visit A& N Islands  shortly to review power and green energy issues and also the availability of ‘Hydro Potential for Power Generation’.  The Minister may also visit the “Dam” to assess the ground reality from hydro power generation point of view and hold a high level review meeting at Port Blair.