Budget 2019: Expect higher allocation for renewable energy, distribution infra


Budget 2019: Expect higher allocation for renewable energy, distribution infra

With the criticality of power sector for the economy and the fact that it comes under concurrent purview of both the central and the state governments, there has been a significant focus on 24×7 reliable power supply throughout the country.

This apart, the system strengthening works and IT initiatives under the centrally-sponsored schemes play an important role in improving operating efficiencies, especially the distribution loss levels for state owned distribution utilities (discoms).

In that context, the central government must augment the budgetary allocations towards its flagship schemes – Deendayal Upadhayaya Gram Jyoti Yojna (DUGJY) and Integrated Power Development Scheme (IPDS). Read More

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