Power distribution companies in Bihar collect as revenue only around 30 per cent of the cost of supplying electricity, a study conducted by researchers from the London School of Economics & Political Science (LSE), University of Chicago and Yale University has found.
The research team — led by Robin Burgess from LSE, Michael Greenstone and Anant Sudarshan from the University of Chicago and Nicholas Ryan from Yale — working in collaboration with the state government found less than half of all the consumers across income levels paid electricity bills.
The study found that the mean revenue rate in Bihar is 30 per cent. So, across a state of 100 million people, the electric utilities can only manage to recover revenues equivalent to one-third of the cost of power, it said. Read More
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