New electricity cable infrastructure on cards via Rs 37,000 crore scheme


New electricity cable infrastructure on cards via Rs 37,000 crore scheme

The Centre is considering a Rs 37,000-crore scheme to fund new overhead electricity distribution cabling infrastructure in states for prevention of rampant power theft.

According to estimates, India loses about Rs 8,500 crore a year on account of aggregate technical and commercial losses (AT&C). Technical losses are contingent upon network condition and wastage due to heat dissipation in distribution of electricity while commercial losses are on account of non-billing, lack of collection, pilferage and theft.

“The government is considering coming out with a scheme to fund aerial bunched cables in distribution companies. Read More

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