The Union Minister of the State (IC) for Power, Coal and New & Renewable Energy, Mr. Piyush Goyal has laid the foundation stone for underground cabling work under ‘Integrated Power Development Scheme (IPDS)’ at Kabir Nagar, Varanasi.
For this project Ministry has sanctioned Rs. 432 Cr. The scheme covers conversion of overhead lines to Underground cables, establishment of 2 new 33 Kv Sub-stations and augmentation of 11 nos. existing Sub-stations.
Till now Ministry has approved around Rs. 4722 crore for 247 circles covering 637 towns for UP. The total worth of the IPDS project is Rs 24,838 crore. It is a flagship scheme of the Government of India and aims to improving the quality and reliability of power supply in the city by 24*7 power for all.
On the occasion, Mr. Goyal has also launched the “Kashi-IPDS Mobile App” for project monitoring of IPDS activities in Old-Kashi in a transparent manner. The App will provide details of plan, progress of various activities, the proposed timelines, area-wise work plan etc. for better information dissemination.
So lets discuss some questions related to this article which can be asked in the upcoming exams :
1. Name the Minister who has laid the foundation stone for underground cabling work under IPDS scheme ?
2. Expand the term IPDS ?
3. Name the place where Minister of the State (IC) for Power, Coal and New & Renewable Energy has laid the foundation stone for underground cabling work under IPDS work ?
Courtesy : PIB News