GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
Ministry of Power
UNSTARRED QUESTION NO.1182
TO BE ANSWERED ON 30.11.2009
Power Generation Situation
1182. SHRl RAJEEV CHANDRASEKHAR:
Will the Minister of POWER be pleased to state:
(a) the number of households still lacking access to electricity in the country, State-wise;
(b) whether Government is aware of the fact that the generation of each megawatt of power
is accompanied by an annual loss of rupees one crore; and
(c) if so, the steps Government proposes to take to implement mega power projects for
generating 78.000 MW of power by 2012?
THE MINISTER OF STATE IN THE MINISTRY OF POWER
(SHRl BHARATSINH SOLANKl)
(a): Under RGGVY it is targeted to provide access to Rural House holds in 1.18 lakh villages. As on 16.11.2009 access to electricity have been provided to rural house holds in 66183 villages
(b) :No such estimate has been made by Ministry of Power.
The following steps are being taken to achieve capacity addition target for the
11th Plan:- Rigorous monitoring of on-going generation projects at highest level by the Union Power Minister, Minister of State for Power, Secretary (Power) and Chairperson, CEA.
i) Power Minister's Conference was held twice during 2009-10 to review the capacity addition programme for 11th Plan and to sort out critical issues and bottlenecks faced in implementation of on-going projects.
iii) An Advisory Group has also been set up under the Chairmanship of Minister of Power with retired secretaries of Ministry of Power and Industry representatives to advise on expeditious implementation of on-going projects.
iv) CEA has a nodal officer associated with each ongoing project to continuously monitor the progress at site through frequent visits and continuous interaction with project developers.
v) The on-going projects are vigorously monitored by the Power Projects Monitoring Panel (PPMP) set up specially for the purpose.
vi) Enhancement of main plant equipment manufacturing capacity by Bharar Heavy Electricals Limited (BHEL) and widening the vendor base by BHIlL through outsourcing.
vii) Formation of Joint Venture company by NTPC Ltd and BHEL, M/S L&T and MHI, Japan, M/S JSW and Toshiba, M/S Bharat Forge and Alstom and M/S BB Engineering and Ansaldo for manufacture of various power plants equipments.
viii) Sensitization of all stakeholders towards enlarging the vendor base so as to meet the Balance of Plants (BoP) requirements.
ix) Adopt an ITI initiative by project developers to meet the requirement of skilled manpower.