IPDS scheme to strengthen power distribution launched .
Q. PM Narendra Modi has launched which INR 45,000 crore scheme to strengthen distribution systems and ensure 24/7 power supply by 2022 on 19th September 2015?- Published on 21 Sep 15
a. Integrated Power Development Scheme
b. National Electricity Plan
c. Jawahar Lal Nehru Mission Scheme
d. None of the above
ANSWER: Integrated Power Development Scheme
PM Narendra Modi has launched the Integrated Power Development Scheme/IPDS worth INR 45,000 crore to strengthen distribution networks and ensure 24/7 power supply by 2022. This scheme will address issues such as fraud in the power sector, specifically in urban areas. IPDS will cover works pertaining to distribution and transmission system. This includes provisioning of solar panels, metering of distribution consumer/ feeder/ transformers in urban areas. Scheme also focuses on strengthening power distribution. Scheme will also work to make the city of Kasha a smart one through use of the INR 572 crore fund in this scheme.