Perform and Transform: Time to introduce outcome-based reforms for discoms

Atmanirbhar Bharat presupposes a robust and sustainable power supply system to accelerate progress. Power sector reforms in India star­ted along with the liberalisation of the ec­o­nomy with the objectives of en­su­ring security of supply, effici­ency improvement and cost recovery. India has done extremely well on two subsequently added goals of uni­versal electrification and decarbonisation of the power sector. […]

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Overcoming Challenges: Distribution reforms remain key to driving investments in the sector

Electricity demand in India has turned buoyant in the current fiscal with the recovery in economic activity post the second wave of Covid-19, as well as a favourable base effect. Demand increased by 13 per cent in the first half of 2021-22 over the corresponding period of the previous year, and is likely to end the year with a year-on-year growth of 8-8.5 per cent. […]