While the operational targets set under the UDAY scheme for the revival of electricity discoms are being missed and the efficacy of the scheme itself has come under a cloud, several state governments are putting further burden on these entities by unveiling various sops for different sections of consumers, including farmers and households and not compensating them adequately.
Bihar, Uttar Pradesh and Jharkhand have cut down on the budgetary allocations to their respective energy departments in FY20 by 25%, 18% and 4%, respectively from the levels in the previous year, a move that could hit the discoms’ ability to strengthen the network to cut pilferage and improve the efficiency of tariff collection. Read More
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