October 20, 2018

Piyush Goyal To Receive Prestigious Carnot Prize For Rural Electrification Effort

Union Minister Piyush Goyal will receive the prestigious Carnot Prize from the Ivy League University of Pennsylvania in recognition of his work for rural electrification while he held the power and renewable energy portfolios.
The Carnot Prize is given "for distinguished contributions to energy policy",
Mr Goyal, who is now the Minister for Railways and Coal, headed the Power and Renewable Energy Ministries from 2014 to 2017 and oversaw the the big push for rural electrification.
The award is named after the 19th century French scientist Sadi Carnot, who predicted that the steam engine would revolutionise human development and whose work is the basis of the second law of thermodynamics.

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