48 months of BJP is 'eye opener': Power minister

48 months of BJP is 'eye opener': Power minister

R K Singh (PTI file photo)

Power Minister R K Singh said that comparison of 48 years of achievements of the other governments with 48 months of the current government is an "eye-opener" on Tuesday.

At a press conference on the completion of 4 years of the BJP government, he said: "We added 24,000 MW power generation capacity per year compared to 4,800 MW of earlier governments."

He said 1 lakh MW of power generation capacity and 1 lakh circuit KM of interstate transmission capacity has been added in the last 4 years.

Besides, 25,000 circuit kilometre transmission capacity was added per year compared to 3,400 ckm during the previous governments.

He said all the 4 crore families would have power connection by December this year as against the March 2019 deadline under SAUBHAGYA scheme.

"We simply doubled the capacity of renewable energy to 70GW in 4 years. Coal supplies increased 14 per cent compared to last year," Singh said.