The impact of electricity on development is deeply underrated. At one stroke, reliable electricity supply can lead to improved health, improved productivity and unlimited access to the world outside. The power transmission grid is a vital element of the electricity value chain that merits immediate attention in the context of India’s power sector vision.
I remember my early years in Patna without reliable electricity supply. India has come a long way since then. GoI’s Saubhagya scheme that envisions electrifying every house in India by December 2018 is to be lauded.
This effort will ensure that development with electrification is served with last-mile issues resolved. Combined with direct benefit transfer (DBT), this landmark reform can ensure that the burden of distribution companies comes down with an increase in consumer base. Read More…
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