GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
Ministry of Power
UNSTARRED QUESTION NO. 2764
ANSWERED ON DECEMBER 18, 2012
Growth in Power Sector During Twelfth Plan Period
2764. SHRI RAJEEV CHANDRASEKHAR:
Will the Minister of POWER be pleased to state;
the details of steps Government is taking or proposes to take to enhance capacity and growth of the power sector in the Twelfth Plan, including renewable sources of energy in view of the fact that the power sector has failed to achieve its set targets in the Eleventh Five Year Plan period?
THE MINISTER OF STATE (INDEPENDENT CHARGE) OF THE MINISTRY OF POWER
(SHRI JYOTIRADITYA M. SCINDIA)
Several steps have been initiated by the Government to achieve the capacity addition programme during the Twelfth Plan. These include:
(i) Augmentation of manufacturing capacity of BHEL from 10,000 MW in December, 2007 to 20,000 MW by 2012.
(ii) Formation of several new joint ventures to manufacture super-critical boilers and turbine-generators for thermal power plants.
(iii) Periodic review of issues related to supply of power equipment from BHEL by a group under the Chairmanship of Secretary (Heavy Industry).
(iv) Rigorous monitoring of projects at different levels including by Ministry of Power, Central Electricity Authority and Power Projects Monitoring Panel.