In a major achievement on power sector-cum-mobile technology front, “AP Vidyuth Pravah,” a mobile phone app developed and implemented by AP Eastern Power Distribution Company (APEPDCL) for the benefit of power consumers in Andhra Pradesh, has won the appreciation of all the participants in the on-going Conference of Ministers of States & Union Territories on “Power, Renewable Energy & Mines,” which is underway in Goa from 16th –17th June 2016.
Launching the “Vidyuth Pravah” mobile App, Union Minister of State (Independent Charge), Mr. Piyush Goyal, during the conference, stated that this App allows the consumers and stakeholders of APEPDCL to know the power availability and power supply position at DISCOMs /District /Town /Mandal Headquarter / Village level on the AP Geographical map, from anywhere in the world.
Mr. Goyal congratulated the Energy Dept. Officials of AP particularly Mr Ajay Jain, Principal Secretary, Energy I&I and the CMD of APEPDC and Sri Mutyala Raju.
Minister for Labour & Employment, Factories, Youth & Sports, Skill Development and Entrepreneurship, Mr Atchannaidu Kinjarapu, who has participated in the Conference has disclosed that A.P has successfully achieved 100% household electrification in the state by June 2016, three years prior to the target of Union Govt. Having ensured adequate quantum of power for all categories of consumers in the State, the next prime objective is to ensure quality power supply on par with global standards. To achieve this gigantic task, the govt of AP has contemplated to invest around One Lakh Crore Rupees during the next five years.
While briefing the participants from all the States through power point presentation on the Vidyuth Pravah App, Mr Ajay Jain said
, this is an user friendly mobile interface app based on the geographical map of Andhra Pradesh. The information disseminated through the application will empower the consumers there by facilitating all the stakeholders to be more responsive.