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NITI Aayog -RMI Release a Report on Power Distribution Sector

NITI Aayog has released a report on Power Distribution Sector that presents reform pathways to transform India’s power distribution sector. Highlights Report was released providing steps to improve policy making in distribution sector. Report is titled as “Turning Around the Power Distribution Sector”. It has been jointly authored by NITI Aayog, RMI and RMI India. ..

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Cabinet approves Rs 3 trn outlay for Power Reform scheme

Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs (CCEA) has approved a Rs 3.03 trillion power distribution company (DISCOM) reform scheme on June 30, 2021. Under the scheme, Centre’s share will be about Rs 97,631 crore. About DISCOM reform scheme It is a reforms-based result-linked power distribution sector scheme. It will be applicable till 2025-2026. It was announced ..

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Green Tariff Policy launched

Union Government is working on a ‘Green Tariff Policy’ with the objective of reinforcing India’s green energy credentials. Green Tariff Policy Green Tariff Policy will help electricity distribution companies (DISCOMs) supply electricity generated from clean energy projects at a cheaper rate as compared to power from conventional fuel sources such as coal. Large corporate who ..

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Bill to amend Electricity Act sent for consultation

The Union power ministry has sent the proposed Electricity (Amendment) Bill, 2021, for the inter-ministerial consultation. Highlights The bill was also sent to the law and justice ministry for its critical examination and evaluation. After the cabinet approves the bill, it will be introduced in the current session of parliament with the aim of passing ..

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Budget 2021: Rs 3.05 trillion Electricity Distribution Reform Programme announced

The Finance minister of India, Nirmala Sitharaman, announced a Rupees 3.05 trillion electricity distribution reform programme while presenting the Union Budget 2021. Highlights The electricity distribution programme will help in reducing the losses and improve the efficiency of electricity distribution companies (DISCOMs). A framework that allows a choice of electricity supplier to consumers was also ..

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