Average Daily Power Availability in Rural Areas Up to 21 Hours says R K Singh.

Union Power Minister R K Singh has said that the average daily availability of power in rural areas has gone up to about 21 hours from 12.5 hours in 2015-16.

He said, in urban areas the availability of power has increased to 23.8 hours from around 21 hours in 2015-16.

Mr Singh said this while addressing the Review, Planning and Monitoring meeting of Power Sector in New Delhi today. He said, the energy shortage has come down from 4.5 per cent in 2014 to less than one per cent today.

The Minister emphasized the need to make the power sector financially viable to attract investment and make India a developed country. Mr Singh asked the States to follow the laws and various rules to ensure the viability of the power sector.