Most of the problems of the power sector emanate from the poor health of the Discoms. Launched in 2015, “UDAY” (Ujwal Discom Assurance Yojana) was to provide much needed relief to these Discoms.
In November 2015, the government launched an ambitious scheme, Ujwal Discom Assurance Yojana (UDAY), to improve the financial health and operational efficiency of India’s debt-ridden power distribution companies (discoms).
A total of eight States have achieved 100% saturation in household electrification under Saubhagya namely Madhya Pradesh, Tripura, Bihar, J&K, Mizoram, Sikkim, Telangana and West Bengal.
While the UDAY scheme for revival of electricity discoms has been dawdling since its November 2015 launch, the Narendra Modi government’s ambitious household electrification scheme Saubhagya seems to have put a new speed-breaker on its path.
UDAY Discoms: Why States Must Do Their Part On Last-mile Distribution Of Power And Take Politics Out Of It
What all things have happened in the Indian power sector after the Ujwal Discom Assurance Yojana (UDAY) was implemented? This has been a hot topic of discussion in the last one year or so.
The discussion, on ‘Bankers’ perspective on renewables’, moderator by former Chairman of State Bank of India, Arundhati Bhattacharyya, and part of RE Invest 2018.
The Ujjwal Discom Assurance Yojana (UDAY) scheme started by the Ministry of Power in 2015 could be a model for the rest of the world, global bankers participating in a panel discussion on renewable energy felt.
By last week, more people had begun to realise that the emperor actually had no clothes on. Maharashtra Energy Minister, Chandrashekhar Bawankule, informed the state legislative assembly that at least three (state-owned) power companies
The key to the success of a smart meter implementation programme is its ability to provide reliable electricity consumption data, to be used for plugging operational inefficiencies in the system.
UDAY has to be implemented in letter and spirit for the good of power sector, says former coal secretary
The government should implement Ujwal DISCOM Assurance Yojana (UDAY) in letter and spirit for the good of power sector, said Anil Swarup, former secretary, Ministry of Coal.
The Saubhagya scheme to electrify every home has become the Achilles Heel of the Narendra Modi government in the two-and-a-half month long Extended Gram Swaraj Abhiyan (EGSA) that concluded on Independence Day.