The central government is set to hold a two-day brainstorming session with states on big power sector reforms including direct transfer of subsidy and strict laws obligating distribution utilities to provide round-the-clock power and connection portability.
The bi-annual meet, starting Friday in Rajgir, Bihar, will be chaired by Union power and renewable energy minister R K Singh.
The meeting is expected to ask states to strike a balance between honouring the power purchase agreements (PPAs) and ensuring financial sustainability of electricity distribution companies (discoms). Read More…
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