Power distribution sector needs drastic reforms: Power secy


Power distribution sector needs drastic reforms: Power secy

Power secretary Subhash Chandra Garg on Tuesday said there is a need to bring in drastic reforms in the power distribution sector after the failure of the first version of Ujwal Discom Assurance Yojna (UDAY) and unable to fully address industry woes.

Addressing an event here organised by IEEMA, Garg said the government is working on the revised version of the scheme, where it will also cater to separating carriage and content in the distribution sector.

“Electricity distribution is an area of concern. There have been various initiatives taken by the government, including the UDAY scheme to revive the distribution sector, but it has not proved to be effective. It is necessary that we take drastic reforms in the sector,” Garg said.

He further said the government is currently working on bringing in the revised version of the scheme UDAY 2 which seeks to address most of the issues of the sector. Read More

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