Ministry of Power (India)

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Ministry of Power
विद्युत मंत्रालय
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Ministry overview
Formed 2 July 1992; 24 years ago (1992-07-02)
Preceding Ministry
  • Ministry of Energy Sources
Jurisdiction Government of India
Headquarters Shram Shakti Bhawan, Rafi Marg, New Delhi, India
Annual budget 13,881.14 crore (US$2.1 billion) (2017-18 est.) [1]
Minister responsible
Website www.powermin.nic.in

The Ministry of Power is an Indian government ministry. The current Union Minister of State (Independent charge) is Piyush Goyal. The ministry is charged with overseeing electricity production and infrastructure development, including generation, transmission, and delivery, as well as maintenance projects. India faces challenges in electrical supply and delivery, and is often unable to meet demand, even in very large cities.

The ministry acts as a liaison between the central government and state electricity operations, as well as with the private sector. The ministry also oversees rural electrification projects.

The Ministry of Power became a ministry on July 2, 1992 during the P. V. Narasimha Rao government.[2] Prior to that time it had been a department (the Department of Power) in the Ministry of Power, Coal and Non-Conventional Energy Sources. That ministry was split into the Ministry of Power, Ministry of Coal, and Ministry of Non-Conventional Energy Sources (renamed the Ministry of New and Renewable Energy in 2006).

In 2012, the Ministry of Power inaugurated the Smart Grid project in Puducherry.[3]

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  1. ^ http://indiabudget.gov.in/ub2017-18/eb/stat3a.pdf
  2. ^ About ministry, Ministry of Power (India) 
  3. ^ "Smart grid project inaugurated". Puducherry. The Hindu. 2012-10-20. Retrieved 2012-10-23. 

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