“India to be number one in power generation, consumption,” says Union Minister R. K. Singh
Union minister R K Singh today said that the Centre proposes to make India the number one country in both generation and consumption of power but set no time-frame to achieve the goal.
“We are the third largest country in the world vis-a-vis power generation but we are the fourth largest in power consumption. We have to achieve the goal of becoming number one country in power generation and consumption,” Singh, MoS for Power (Independent charge), told reporters here.
Pegging India’s power generation at 3.3 lakh MW, Singh said that out of this, 70,000 MW is generated through renewable energy which the government intends to increase to 1.75 lakh MW.