Ensure 24x7 power supply, PM asks energy ministry

P.M Narendra Modi on Friday he asked the power Ministry to guarantee uninterrupted supply and initiate measures to maintain the sanctity of contracts and improve sustainability in the sector as the country, even in the shadow of the coronavirus pandemic, moves to gradually restart economic activities.

During a meeting to take stock of the pandemic’s impact on the sector, a government statement said the P.M sought further reforms to improve the viability of discoms, including of tariffs, timely of subsidies and improved governance. Some of these issues are being addressed through the Act of 2020, the of which is being discussed among stakeholders.