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The Ministry of Power is an Indian government ministry. The current Union Minister of State (Independent charge) is Raj Kumar 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.

Ministry of Power
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Ministry overview
Formed2 July 1992; 27 years ago (1992-07-02)
Preceding Ministry
  • Ministry of Energy Sources
JurisdictionGovernment of India
HeadquartersShram Shakti Bhawan, Rafi Marg, New Delhi, India
Annual budget15,046.92 crore (US$2.2 billion) (2018-19 est.)[1]
Minister responsible
Websitewww.powermin.nic.in

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]


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List of Power MinistersEdit

Name Portrait Term of office Political party
(Alliance)
Prime Minister
1 Narhar Vishnu Gadgil 15 August 1947 12 December 1950 Indian National Congress Jawaharlal Nehru
2 Gulzarilal Nanda 06 June 1952 17 April 1957
3 S.K. Patil 17 April 1957 02 April 1958
4 Hafiz Mohammad Ibrahim 02 April 1958 26 June 1963
5 H. C. Dasappa 09 June 1964 19 July 1964
6 Fakhruddin Ali Ahmed 29 January 1966 13 November 1966
7 K C Pant 09 November 1973 24 March 1977 Jawaharlal Nehru
Lal Bahadur Shastri
Indira Gandhi
8 P. Ramachandran 26 March 1977 28 July 1979 Janata Party Morarji Desai
9 K C Pant 30 July 1979 14 January 1980 Janata Party Charan Singh
10 P Shiv Shankar 02 September 1982 31 December 1984 Indian National Congress Indira Gandhi
11 B. Shankaranand 31 December 1984 25 September 1985
12 Vasant Sathe 25 September 1985 02 December 1989
13 Arif Mohammad Khan 06 December 1989 10 November 1990 Janata Dal
(National Front)
V. P. Singh
14 Kalyan Singh Kalvi 21 November 1990 21 June 1991 Samajwadi Janata Party
(National Front)
Chandra Shekhar
15 N. K. P. Salve 18 January 1993 16 May 1996 Indian National Congress P. V. Narasimha Rao
16 H. D. Deve Gowda 01 June 1996 21 April 1997 Janata Dal
(United Front)
H. D. Deve Gowda
17 I. K. Gujral 21 April 1997 09 June 1997 Communist Party of India
(United Front)
H. D. Deve Gowda
I. K. Gujral
18 P R Kumaramangalam 19 March 1998 23 August 2000 Bharatiya Janata Party
(National Democratic Alliance)
Atal Bihari Vajpayee
19 Atal Bihari Vajpayee 23 August 2000 30 September 2000
20 Suresh Prabhu 30 September 2000 24 August 2002
21 Anant Geete 26 August 2002 22 May 2004
22 P M Sayeed 23 May 2004 18 December 2005 Indian National Congress Manmohan Singh
23 Manmohan Singh 18 December 2005 29 January 2006
24 Sushil Kumar Shinde 29 January 2006 31 July 2012
25 Veerappa Moily 31 July 2012 28 October 2012
26 Jyotiraditya Scindia (MoS I/C) 29 October 2012 26 May 2014
27 Piyush Goyal (MoS I/C) 27 May 2014 04 September 2017 Bharatiya Janata Party Narendra Modi
28 Raj Kumar Singh (MoS I/C) 05 September 2017 Incumbent

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Budget data" (PDF). www.indiabudget.gov.in. 2019.
  2. ^ About ministry, Ministry of Power (India), archived from the original on 26 October 2012
  3. ^ "Smart grid project inaugurated". Puducherry. The Hindu. 20 October 2012. Retrieved 23 October 2012.

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