MOBILE APP TO CHECK LOAD SHEDDING.
Politicians will no longer be able to make tall claims on electricity supply in their state. People will be able to call their bluff easily with 'Urja Mitra', the latest app from the power ministry's stable to track blackouts in real-time.
"Power today comes from sharing information and not by withholding it. Urja Mitraempowers citizens through real-time information-sharing on power supply," Power minister Goyal said after launching the app and the portal as well as a scheme to monitor rural feeders.
The app will give consumers real-time status of outages in any part of the country and allow them to lodge complaint on blackout in their area. Complaints can also be lodged on the all-India helpline number 1912. Consumers can also get alerts on expected duration and cause of scheduled power outages as well as on reason and duration of unscheduled blackouts.
But, as Goyal said, effort must be on to ensure that there is no blackout so there is no need for sending messages or alerts.