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Goyal unveils app to monitor in real time demand and supply of power

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The app puts the onus on state governments to ensure veracity of data

Power Minister Piyush Goyal unveiled an app that provides real-time information on nationwide and state-wise prices, demand, and supply of electricity. He put the onus on the state governments to ensure the veracity of the data in such apps.

In light of a report by The Hindu on the inconsistencies in the data uploaded on the ‘Garv’ app monitoring the Power Ministry’s village electrification programme, Mr. Goyal said that measures must be taken in this app as well to ensure that the states provide authentic information. “All of this data comes from the state governments,” Mr Goyal said. “Whether the scheme reached the village, when it reached, etc, is data the state governments provide. The Central government gives financial and moral support. The state governments have to physically implement the scheme.” The app can be downloaded on Android phones and accessed online at www.vidyutpravah.in.

“This kind of probity and scrutiny is something we should all be subject to,” Mr.Goyal said.

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