Gain from demonetisation to be shared with all: Piyush Goyal

Written by: Maitreyee Boruah
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Speaking at an event hosted by Indian Institute of Management, Bengaluru on Saturday, while dismissing all the criticism faced by the government over notes ban, Union Minister Piyush Goyal said the gain from demonetisation will be shared with all.

Speaking at the IIMB Leadership Summit, 2016, the power, coal, mines, new and renewable energy minister added, "We are going to gain a good deal from demonetisation. The gain will be shared with all - for the welfare of the people - especially the poor."

At a time when the opposition parties have come together to attack the Prime Minister Narendra Modi government over the issue of demonesation, the senior minister reiterated that except for a few, most of the people of the country had welcomed the move.

Power, Coal, Mines, new and Renewable Energy Minister Piyush Goyal

"We are happy to get the support," he said.

Power for all

However, the BJP leader did not explain the immediate benefits from the 'controversial' issue of notes ban announced by the prime minister on November 8.

Goyal in his session titled Energise and Transform: The leadership mantra for a mature institute, said the government was confident of providing 24X7 power access to all across the country by 2022. 

"Energy is a big developmental goal. We want to provide affordable energy to all by 2022, by the time India turns 75. Our goal is to provide continuous access to green energy to all. By doing so, every Indian household will have continuous power supply and no child's education should suffer because of lack of electricity," he added.

The power, coal, mines, new and renewable energy minister, who was speaking at an event organised by the IIM Bengaluru, added that except for a few, most of the people of the country have welcomed the move.

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