Consider the following statements with respect to Integrated Power Development Scheme by Government of India:

  1. The scheme proposes new ultra mega power projects with the objective to provide 24×7 power supply.
  2. Private as well as public discoms are eligible for financial assistance from centre under this scheme.

Which of the above statements is/are correct?

Answer: [B] 2 Only

First statement is wrong because the scheme does not talk about establishment of UMPP.The scheme envisages reduction in transmission and distribution losses by reduction in AT&C losses; establishment of IT digital enabled energy accounting / auditing system, improvement in billed energy based on metered consumption and improvement in collection efficiency.

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