The Ujjwal Discom Assurance Yojana (UDAY) introduced by the Narendra Modi government to reduce interest burden on debt-laden power distribution companies (discoms) seems to be finally yielding results, bolstering hope that 24×7 power supply would become a reality.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday reviewed the progress of the India’s flagship scheme–Ujwal DISCOM Assurance Yojana (UDAY) for the operational and financial turnaround of state distribution companies and
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So far, 26 States and 1 UT have joined Ujwal Discom Assurance Yojana (UDAY) for financial and operational turnaround of their DISCOMs. Out of Rs.3,75,430 crores debt of state owned power distribution utilities, as existing on 31-03-2015, UDAY States account for Rs.3,62,231 crores of debt.
As on 30.09.2015 total debt of all State owned DISCOMs was Rs. 3.95 lakh Cr. The 26 states and 1 UT which have joined the UDAY scheme account for total outstanding debt of Rs. 3.82 lakh Cr. Hence, ~97% of the total outstanding debt of all State DISCOMs has been covered under UDAY.
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State to derive an Overall Net Benefit of approximately Rs. 198 crores through UDAY
With sales of LED bulbs exceeding 6 lakh a day, India can proudly claim achieving a substantial benchmark of distributing over 20 crore LED bulbs under its flagship UJALA scheme and more than 10 crore by the industry outside the UJALA scheme. Alongside, close to 16.5 Lakh Street bulbs have been replaced with LED Lights throughout the country under Street Lighting National Programme (SLNP).
Tamil Nadu's joining the scheme will make the UDAY club grow to 21. States of Assam and Telangana have signed MoUs early this week, a move that will see an overall net benefit of approximately Rs 6116 crores accruing to Telangana and Rs 1663 crores to Assam.
Power ministry’s flagship scheme, the Ujwal DISCOM Assurance Yojana (UDAY) will have soon have an important state-Tamil Nadu on board, likely by next week. With Discom losses of Rs 50,000 crore, Tamil Nadu’s joining will see over 90% of total DISCOM debts getting covered under the UDAY scheme.