NTPC, Ministry of Power hold 'Bijli Mahotsav'
As part of ‘Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav' to celebrate 75 years of India's Independence, the Ministry of Power in association with NTPC organised a ‘Bijli Mahotsav’ at Chodavaram in Anakapalle district on Tuesday.
Visakhapatnam: As part of 'Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav' to celebrate 75 years of India's Independence, the Ministry of Power in association with NTPC organised a 'Bijli Mahotsav' at Chodavaram in Anakapalle district on Tuesday.
The Bijli Mahotsavs are being celebrated all over the country under the umbrella of Ujjwal Bharat Ujjwal Bhavishya-Power @2047 for more public participation and getting across the developments in the power sector to the citizens at large.
Several dignitaries graced the occasion, which saw large turnouts from nearby villages and districts. The dignitaries highlighted the benefits of electricity and the unprecedented growth shown in the power sector over the past few years. Theevents also witnessed several beneficiaries sharing their experiences.
The Bijli Mahotsav was used as a platform to celebrate the collaboration between the State and the Central Governments and highlight the key achievements of the power sector. Some of the key highlights have been increase in generation capacity from 2,48,554 MW in 2014 to 4,00,000 MW, which is 1,85,000 MW more than the demand.
India is exporting electricity to its neighboring countries now. Some 1,63,000 ckm of transmission lines were added, connecting the entire country into one grid running on one frequency. From Ladakh to Kanyakumari and from Kutch to Myanmar border it has emerged as the largest integrated grid in the world d. "We can transmit 1,12,000 MW of electricity from one corner of the country to the other using this grid e. We had committed in COP21 that by 2030 40% of our generation capacity would be from renewable energy sources," NTPC Super Thermal Power Plant stated in a press release. "We have achieved this target by November 2021, 9 years ahead of schedule. Today we generate 1,63,000 MW through renewable energy sources," the release said.