Words matter. These are the best Piyush Goyal Quotes, and they’re great for sharing with your friends.
Even a poor man doesn’t ask alms unless he sees you have the ability to give.
When a product is market driven, it should be able to pay for all its raw materials at market prices.
I don’t want projects to take 10 years to set up. That adds to the cost.
The 100 gigawatt target for solar should not be a constraint. India won’t stop at 100 GW.
When PM goes for a foreign visit, he represents a country and not the party.
I want to reignite the interest in hydro-electric investments.
Gujarat under Narendra Modi has focused on good governance in the power sector and implemented long-term reforms as opposed to the short-term and anarchic methods adopted by Sheila Dikshit and Arvind Kejriwal in Delhi.
UDAY is meant for financial and operational turnaround of discoms.
Cost-plus is an inefficient way to do things.
Power for all includes people who are interested in getting a connection. It cannot be for people who don’t want the connection. Having said that, I am confident everybody will apply for power once they are sure that they will not be short-charged.
Extra capacity makes manufacturing competitive, keeps pricing in control.
It’s equal opportunity for all, and we don’t play favourites.
Gujaratis are smart people.
Ramifications of small decisions can be pretty large.
I don’t interfere with regulators.
PM Modi has provided visionary leadership with his focus on the welfare of the poor and inclusive nature taking along his whole team, including states, parties, all schools of thought, all sections of society.
When you give a good offer, people take it.
Prime Minister Modi keeps challenging the system to keep performing better and better. He sets aggressive targets, and the whole system has to act.
Energy is not a political issue for the Modi government. It is our commitment to provide electricity to every household of the country.
I am a person always with an open mind.
Allocating coal linkage to a generating company rather than to a specific plant gives companies the freedom to use the fuel in the most efficient way.
I do not think the Nobel institution gives you a certificate that everything you say is always right.
I can’t tell my people that you will get power only from 6 A.M. to 5 P.M., and after that, we live in darkness. You need 24-hour power; you need a baseload, and that baseload for India is coal. We are looking at clean coal technologies to reduce the impact of pollution.
There is no room any more for the divisive agenda which has been sought to be foisted on the common man.
Western countries can cut down coal and replace it by renewables; I will need to have more coal.
We cannot have a system that everything can be passed on to the final consumer in the garb of cost being recovered without being sensitive to their own problems and affordability.
People have seen the Modi government’s track record, and now they believe that if we say something, it will happen.
I believe if we simplify the process of tariff-fixing with lesser tariff slabs and rationalise the process, it will reduce corruption, and simultaneously, it will enable supply of adequate and cheap power to the poor as well as to farmers.
Anyone leaving the Congress’ camp and joining – or even indirectly praising – the BJP-led NDA coalition immediately stands the risk of losing this Congress-issued certificate of secularism. It is a travesty!
We need to draw up a regime where government can be an enabler for manufacturing to compete at good quality and prices.
With transparency in renewables, the prices of renewables are coming down drastically.
For me, as the Government of India, the interest of the poorest of the poorest is paramount.
India has been developing its green energy resources.
I trust the regulatory mechanism; it is a fair and independent mechanism, and the politicians and government do not interfere with the regulators.
Reforms ensure that everybody benefits and the state generates financial resources to provide for the really deserving.
India’s infrastructure deficit in terms of roads, railways, power, and ports needs to be addressed on a fast-track basis.
Our pollution out of carbon emissions is still very, very low compared to the world.
You can fool the people once, twice, but you can’t fool them all the time. You should tell them honestly what you can do for them.
Electricity can transform people’s lives, not just economically but also socially.
In New York, lights are on the whole night; there are offices where not a single person is working, but all lights are on. The street lights at the White House are lit all the day. Why? And we are being told not to use coal.
Western countries have gone through their development cycle and enjoyed the fruits of ruining the environment over many years and are now giving us homilies and pontificating on responsibilities to the environment. I think they need to look inward.
The Gujarat government knows what’s in the interest of consumers. When they plan, they ensure they can save every single rupee or earn every single rupee for the state government and bring power at lowest cost to the consumer. They are tightfisted in their approach.
As India becomes more tax-compliant, government revenues will improve, and we will be able to serve the poor better. We can have better roads, healthcare, education, and improve the life of farmers.
You only expect something from somebody you have confidence can deliver.
Renewable energy is not more expensive than fossil fuel when you factor in life-cycle costs.
States are the architects of UDAY, not the central government.
Of course we have to use coal… the renewable energy sources will supplement the supply from coal.
Centrally, I cannot interfere in states.
If India moves towards 100 percent LED lighting, we will reduce almost 79 million tons of carbon dioxide from the atmosphere. This will also reduce the electricity bills of people.
Productive and sustainable job creation, along with increased and better-targeted social expenditure, are the only routes to permanently beat the poverty trap and to bring our social indicators on par with developed countries.
A visionary leadership is required to harness rapid technological change for positive benefit rather than allowing to become disruptive and further exacerbate economic inequality.
Foreign and domestic investors will come only when they know that you have enough power.
Use of energy-efficient LEDs, pumps, fans, and air-conditioners will save power consumption and reduces the peak load.
Transparency is the hallmark of Prime Minister Modi’s government.
People of India deserve to be complimented for making the 2014 elections a referendum on the misrule of the Congress-led UPA and demonstrating their faith in a proven new leadership.