29 May 2019
Bhubaneswar: Dibya Shankar Mishra after taking the Charge of Energy, Industries and MSME Ministry today, visited Energy Department to take stock of Fani Restoration.
An official welcome was rendered to Mishra by Energy Secretary, Hemant Sharma in presence of key officials of Energy Department and Power Sector PSUs.
Sharma apprised regarding the current status of restoration activities to Minister Energy. Presently, around 10000 consumers are being restored every day.
The Minister also took stock of budget requirement for the Fani restoration and asked to put up a budget proposal for the same along with other ongoing schemes in the coming budget session.
He also reviewed the total power availability of the state and suggested to increase non-conventional sources like solar and Bio Mass in Odisha.
Mishra emphasized on exploring and setting up of mini hydro projects wherever feasible. He then reviewed regarding elephant corridor issue and suggested for creating safe pathways for elephant movement and dedicated vegetation for the animals in coordination with Forest Department.
He also asked the Energy Department Officials to prepare a blueprint for achieving the targets given in the Government’s Manifesto.