“Vidyut Pravah” App Launched By Piyush Goyal

The mobile application ‘Vidyut Pravah’ has been launched by Mr. Piyush Goyal, the minister of state (Independent Charge) for Power, coal, new and renewable energy, to empower Common People to Demand 24×7 Power from The States. The Web application can be accessed through vidyutpravah.in. and the mobile version will be freely available for download from the Playstore for both Android and iPhones.

For adopting name of mobile application, Ministry of Power held a competition on https://mygov.in/. More than 1600 entries were received, out of which the best caption is selected as name of the application. Shri Piyush Goyal felicitated Ms. Ritu Bhatnagar from Bangalore for winning the competition and providing “Vidyut PRAVAH” name to the application.

The mobile application will provide the highlights of the electricity availability in the country on the real time basis. The Application will provides a wealth of information pertaining to the current demand met, shortages if any, surplus power available and the prices in the Power Exchange.

The real time data and comparison with previous day/year data is also available. Data from multiple sources, including the States and Power Exchanges, has been made available through a single portal for convenience of all.

This application is based on the Geographical map of India and facilitates all the consumers or stakeholders in visualization of the power availability and prices at the overall country level and at States level. The app is very user friendly as per the minister.

The Vidyut Pravah mobile application will provide date pertaining to market price of power from power exchange, value of current all India demand in GW and all India and State shortage including peak hour and total energy shortage.

An all India Power map will showcase surplus power available at power exchange in current block, average market clearing price, current and previous day demand met at national level and previous day Peak hour Demand Shortage and Energy shortage etc. The State specific page will show the similar information of selected state.

Extra Info :
Another scheme called : UDAY (Ujwal DISCOM Assurance Yojana) has been launched for financial turnaround of Power Distribution Companies. 

So lets discuss some questions related to this post which can be asked in the upcoming exams :
1. Vidyut Pravah app has been launched by whom ?
2. Name the person who has won the competition to give the name to this app as Vidyut Pravah ?
3. Who is the present minister of state (IC) for power, coal and new & renewable energy?

Courtesy : The Hindu 


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