After connecting over 2.62 crore households with power supply connection under Saubhagya scheme, the Narendra Modi-led government has now advanced its goal to provide 24-hour quality and reliable power supply across India.
However, state-run power distribution companies are yet to meet the operational and financial targets set under the scheme UDAY (Ujjwal Discom Assurance Yojna).
In an exclusive conversation with CNBC-TV18, power secretary AK Bhalla said some state discoms are not performing well on its targets and the central government is in discussion with those underperforming states.
“The issue with some states is that of subsidy provided to a segment of power consumers and states have been told to provide any such subsidy under Direct Benefit Transfer for timely disbursal.” Read More
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