PM Narendra Modi directs speeding up of rural electrification

NEW DELHI: Prime Minister Narendra Modi today directed speeding up of the process of rural electrificationBSE -0.97 % and called for stern action against power theft as he reviewed the progress in projects in energy sector at a meeting here.

He reviewed the progress towards targets in power and coal sectors, a PMO statement said.

The Prime Minister specifically reviewed the progress made in rural electrification and called for speeding up the process, so as to achieve 100 per cent electrification, state-wise, progressively, in a well-defined time frame, it said.

Modi also called for stern action against power theft.

Reiterating his commitment to renewable energy, he called for accelerating the implementation of renewable energy projects, the statement said.

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