Most states opt for the Revamped Distribution Sector Scheme

According to Ministry of Power (MoP), most states would be able to submit their detailed project report (DPR) for enrolling into the Rs 3,030 billion Revamped Distribution Sector Scheme by October 31, 2021.

Earlier, the MoP had extended the deadline for DPR under the scheme by two months till December 31, 2021, at the request of states due to the pandemic. The new scheme seeks to improve the operational efficiencies and financial sustainability of all discoms/power departments (excluding private sector discoms) by providing conditional financial assistance for strengthening the supply infrastructure.