Gas power plants need long­term solution for fuel scarcity: Piyush Goyal

NEW DELHI: India’s gas­fired power plants need a long­term solution to their problem of fuel scarcity, power minister Piyush Goyal has said even as the government discontinued a two ­year old scheme that offered imported gas at subsidised rates to stranded and underutilised power stations. Goyal on Monday also said the government would encourage more local solar manufacturing under the Make in India campaign for the solar energy sector that depended heavily on imports of solar panels and modules. “Those setting up solar manufacturing units should locate them close to NTPC  power plants so that power supply is not a problem,” he said.

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