Ministry of Power (India)

Ministry of Power
Ministry overview
Formed 2 July 1992 (1992-07-02)
Preceding Ministry
  • Ministry of Energy Sources
Jurisdiction Government of India
Headquarters Shram Shakti Bhawan, Rafi Marg, New Delhi, India
Annual budget 15,046.92 crore (US$2.2 billion) (2018-19 est.)[1]
Minister responsible

The Ministry of Power is an Indian government ministry. The current Union Minister of State (Independent charge) is R.K. Singh. The ministry is charged with overseeing electricity production and infrastructure development, including generation, transmission, and delivery, as well as maintenance projects. India faces challenges in electrical supply and delivery, and is often unable to meet demand, even in very large cities.

The ministry acts as a liaison between the central government and state electricity operations, as well as with the private sector. The ministry also oversees rural electrification projects.

The Ministry of Power became a ministry on July 2, 1992 during the P. V. Narasimha Rao government.[2] Prior to that time it had been a department (the Department of Power) in the Ministry of Power, Coal and Non-Conventional Energy Sources. That ministry was split into the Ministry of Power, Ministry of Coal, and Ministry of Non-Conventional Energy Sources (renamed the Ministry of New and Renewable Energy in 2006).

In 2012, the Ministry of Power inaugurated the Smart Grid project in Puducherry.[3]

See also


  2. About ministry, Ministry of Power (India), archived from the original on 26 October 2012
  3. "Smart grid project inaugurated". Puducherry. The Hindu. 2012-10-20. Retrieved 2012-10-23.

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