The Union Government of India on 21 August 2013 constituted an Empowered Group of Ministers (EGoM) to quickly resolve the infrastructural issues and to ensure speedy implementation of power projects in the northeastern states.
The information about the constitution of the EGoM was stated by Minister of State (Independent Charge) for Power, Jyotiraditya Scindia while he addressed the Consultative Committee of Members of Parliament for the Ministry of Power in New Delhi.
At present 94 power projects are pending in the country for clearance from Environment and other ministries. According to Power Ministry, clearance of all these projects from different ministries will help in adding another 37000 MW power in the country. Jyotiraditya Scindia also informed that the Power Ministry has been conducting frequent meetings with different ministries like Coal, Environment and Water Resources for speedy execution of these projects.