Power ministry monitors projects
Union Power Minister Jyotiraditya M Scindia informed the Rajya Sabha that his ministry was conducting regular reviews of progress of thermal and hydel power projects for their timely completion.
This has resulted in power generation capacity addition of 20,501.7 mw and 20,622.8 mw during the years 2011-12 and 2012-13, respectively, he said.
The government is taking steps to expedite the commissioning of power projects in a timely manner. These, inter alia, include setting up of a Power Project Monitoring Panel by the Ministry of Power to follow up independently and monitor the progress of the hydro or thermal projects to ensure that projects are executed in time.
The government also set up an Advisory Group under the Chairmanship of minister of state for power (Independent Charge) to discuss and deliberate periodically issues pertaining to the Power Sector and suggest reform in different areas related to the sector, he said.