Which one of the following is a purpose of ‘UDAY’, a scheme of the Government?
[UPSC Civil Services Exam – 2016 Prelims]
(a) Providing technical and financial assistance to start-up entre-preneurs in the field of renewable sources of energy
(b) Providing electricity to every household iv the country by 2018
(c) Replacing the coal-based power plants with natural gas, nuclear, solar, wind and tidal power plants over a period of time.
(d) Providing for financial turnaround and revival of power distribution companies
Ujwal DISCOM Assurance Yojana (UDAY) scheme:
It was launched by the Ministry of Power in 2015.
The scheme envisages:
- Financial turnaround
- Operational improvement of Power Distribution Utilities (DISCOMs) of the country.
- Reduction of cost of generation of power
- Development of Renewable Energy
- Energy efficiency & conservation