News: Power sector to create lakhs of job in next FYP

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Power sector to create lakhs of job in next FYP

The country's fast growing power sector has the potential to create as many as six lakh jobs during the 12th Five-Year Plan period (2012-17). The power sector, vital for good economic growth, is projected to see a capacity addition of about 1,00,000 MW during 2012-17 period which will need about two lakh people for construction of power plants while for operation and maintenance, generation transmission and distribution, there will be a requirement of four lakh people during the 12th Five-Year Plan.

The country's fast growing power sector has the potential to create as many as six lakh jobs during the 12th Five-Year Plan period (2012-17). The power sector, vital for good economic growth, is projected to see a capacity addition of about 1,00,000 MW during 2012-17 period which will need about two lakh people for construction of power plants while for operation and maintenance, generation transmission and distribution, there will be a requirement of four lakh people during the 12th Five-Year Plan.

According to Power Secretary, P Uma Shankar, there is an estimated requirement of four lakh technical persons for the power sector during the 13th Five Year Plan period (2018-2022).

Source: The Economic Times

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