Government to focus on loss-making discoms for next 3-4 yrs to achieve 24×7 power for all

The government would reportedly focus on distribution utilities (discoms) which are mostly state-run and cash-strapped due to losses, to achieve the goal of 24×7 power for all for the next three-four years. …

According to power ministry data, discoms’ total outstanding dues stood at over Rs 1,420 billion as of November 2020. In addition, some states have not fixed tariff commensurate with the actual cost of supply for years, while expenditure on power generation has kept on rising. The stress in the power sector due to the inability of discoms to make timely payments for supply of power by gencos (power generating firms) is affecting the entire value chain.

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