Shailender Dubey said that only public sector can ensure right to energy to all at affordable prices. Private sector cannot even dream of such a possibility whose only motto is to ensure hefty profits to the companies. Citing the example of Reliance, Dubey said the company is ready to sell power from thermal plants in UP at more than Rs. 6 per unit and not willing to supply cheap power of 70 paise per unit from Sasan ultra mega power plant.
The convention demanded that Government of India must ensure energy for all at affordable cost and stop transfer of energy resources to the private hands. The convention also demanded that exploitation of energy workers, ensure strict enforcement of basic labour laws and stop disinvestment of public sector units.
The policy makers in India are playing a ruinous game and are transferring coal reserves to private hands to meet their unscrupulous goal in the name of Ultra Mega Power Projects and faster extraction. They are diverting Coal from the allocated blocks for their commercial gain in an unlawful way.
The object of Government of India and its advisers towards denial of access to energy for people of India becomes crystal clear from all the projects, schemes, mission declared by them. In the Energy chapter of approach paper for 12th plan Government has clearly declared the target of upward revision of energy prices to global level.
Our people will earn in local standard and pay for energy in the global standard. The other examples are the Financial Restructuring Plan imposing compulsory annual tariff hike and imposition of open access etc.