AAP seeks PM Modi's help to make electricity affordable, cheaper

The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) on Sunday urged Prime Minister Narendra Modi to help the Arvind Kejriwal-led government in making electricity affordable and cheaper in Delhi.

ANI| Last Updated: Feb 15, 2015, 16:28 PM IST

New Delhi: The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) on Sunday urged Prime Minister Narendra Modi to help the Arvind Kejriwal-led government in making electricity affordable and cheaper in Delhi.

"I just want to make a request to the Prime Minister on behalf of the party that he should help us to make electricity affordable and cheaper because that will do lot of good to the people of Delhi," said AAP leader Ashutosh.

"And I hope that he (Prime Minister Modi) also wants goodness for the people of Delhi," he added.

Speaking at the inauguration of RE-INVEST 2015, India`s first Renewable Energy Global Investors` Meet and Expo, here earlier in the day, Prime Minister Modi described India`s thrust towards renewable energy production as an effort to ensure universal energy access for India`s poor. 

Observing that India has now graduated from Megawatts to Gigawatts in terms of renewable energy production, he said that even today there are lakhs of families in the country that are deprived of energy connectivity. He said the fruits of development will not reach the common man until energy connectivity reaches every last household of the country. 

Prime Minister Modi asserted that in this age of globalization, we have no option but to make a quantum leap in energy production and connectivity. He also asserted that India`s stress on renewable energy is not aimed at impressing the world, but to meet our own people`s energy requirements. 

Prime Minister Modi further said India is also working towards evolving a consortium of about 50 countries that are blessed with abundant solar radiation. 

"This will aim to pool research and technological advancements in the field of solar energy, to improve its accessibility to the poorest of the poor, and in the remotest of locations," he said. 

Prime Minister Modi suggested the possibility of hybrid energy parks harnessing solar and wind energy together in an area to maximize benefit. He also encouraged the installation of solar panels over water bodies to harness solar energy as well as minimize surface evaporation.