Gujarat joins UDAY scheme

New Delhi, Dec 12 (IANS) Power Minister Piyush Goyal on Saturday said all Indian states have expressed strong desire to join Ujwal Discom Assurance Yojana (UDAY) even as Gujarat became the 10th state to join the scheme aiming to improve financial and operational efficiency of power distribution companies.

“All States have expressed strong interest for joining UDAY and are at various stages of getting internal approvals. We remain confident of all states joining UDAY and together creating an Ujwal Bharat,” tweeted Goyal.

He congratulated Gujarat Chief Minister Anandiben Patel as the western state joined Andhra Pradesh, Himachal Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Chhattisgarh, Jammu and Kashmir, Jharkhand, Punjab and Rajasthan in the scheme.

“With UDAY, states can reduce interest cost, improve operational efficiency and lower cost of power, to ensure power for all,” Goyal said in another tweet.

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