power sector in India Current Affairs, GK & News

Andhra Pradesh: 2nd State to undertake Power Sector reforms

Andhra Pradesh has become the second State to implement the power sector reforms that was put forward by the Department of Expenditure, Ministry of Finance. Highlights The state has implemented the one of the three reforms that was bought in 2020. Under the reform, the state has started the Direct Benefit transfer (DBT) of electricity ..

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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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Borrowing limits fixed by UDAY of state government owned Power Discoms relaxed

The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs (CCEA) has come up with the approval of the one-time relaxation of the borrowing limits for the state government-owned Discoms. Key highlights The decision has been taken against the stress of discoms being unable to avail the Rs. 1.25 lakh crore dues to the generation and transmission companies. Previously ..

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India gets Approval for 346 Million USD Loan from ADB under RBL Modality

The Asian Development Bank approved a 346 million USD loan under the RBL modality to help ensure power connection in rural Maharashtra. About the Loan Maharashtra has half its population engaged in agriculture but has issues like inefficient use of electricity and water- leading to inefficient irrigation. The 346 billion USD loan from ADB is ..

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Domestic Efficient Lighting Programme (DELP)

DELP programme has been launched in several states (Maharashtra, Rajasthan, Himachal Pradesh, Uttar Pradesh, Delhi) to replace the regular bulbs and CFL lights with LED lights. The programme is being implemented by  Discoms in association with Energy Efficiency Services Limited (EESL). LED lights are given at lower than market price in this scheme. What fraction ..

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