“In next three years metering will go smart prepaid, and gone will be the days of bills reaching your house. So need of the hour is to scale up manufacturing of smart prepaid meters and to bring down their prices,” said R K Singh, Minister of State (IC) for Power and New & Renewable Energy. Singh was addressing a meeting of meter manufacturers called by the Power Ministry. The Power Minister advised the manufacturers to scale up the manufacturing of smart prepaid meters as the demand would be huge in coming years.
The Minister also advised the officials of the Ministry to consider making smart prepaid meters mandatory after a particular date.