“In­crease in gen­er­a­tion by 8.4% since 2014”

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Min­is­ter of State (In­de­pen­dent Charge) for Coal, Power and Re­new­able Energy Piyush Goyal said, “There has been an over­all in­crease in power gen­er­a­tion by 8.4% since last year. There has been a record power gen­er­a­tion in the past one year. Since 2014, there has been max­i­mum growth of trans­mis­sion ca­pac­ity in In­dia. We have ex­ceeded this year’s tar­get of trans­mis­sion lines.”

He also pointed out that over the last one year, the cost of LED bulbs has come down dras­ti­cally. He added, “In Septem­ber 2014, the cost of the LED bulb was Rs 215, in Novem­ber Rs 149 and in Fe­bru­ary it was Rs 102. There has been a 74% de­duc­tion in the pur­chase of LED bulb in seven months and it is our mis­sion to re­place all bulbs with LED bulbs within three years.”

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