Confident of meeting ’24X7 Power for All’ target by March, the government wants to take forward its reform agenda for the power sector in 2019 including by providing consumers options to change their service provider even as the industry wants immediate steps to ease the “pains” relating to coal shortage, financial stress and high pricing.
After 100 per cent household electrification under the government’s ambitious ‘Saubhagya’ scheme, the next big policy move for the sector could be the proposed electricity amendment bill that provides for separation of carriage and content business.
This would help consumers to change their service providers for electricity supply, just like they do for the telecom and other services. Under the Rs 16,320 crore Saubhagya scheme, the government has already provided electricity connections to 2.2 crore families and expects to complete the task of connecting the remaining 78 lakh households latest by February 2019.
“The last one year has been momentous for power sector in the country. Electricity reached every village this April and we are on the verge of electrifying every household. Read More
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