CERC chairperson says UDAY implementation did not yield desired result


CERC chairperson says UDAY implementation did not yield desired result

The Ujjwal Discom Assurance Yojana (UDAY) scheme in 2015 was brought in to revive ailing state power distribution companies and make it operationally as well financially efficient.

After four years of scheme implementation, estimated all India power supply losses of 20 participating states stands at 21.6 percent for Q1FY20 against the target of 15 percent of AT&C (Aggregate Technical & Commercial) losses by FY19.

PK Pujari, chairperson of CERC (Central Electricity Regulatory Commission) also the one who had initiated the implementation of UDAY scheme said, “Implementation of the scheme did not bring the desired results of making discoms efficient operationally or financially.”

Pujari also highlighted that there’s an urgent need to bring in coordinated efforts from all sides to resolve power sector issues. Read More

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