Power sector policies in India : History and evolution

Surdeo, Vasant (2017) Power sector policies in India : History and evolution. Jindal Journal of Public Policy, 3 (1). pp. 115-129. ISSN 2277-8743

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Power or electricity is an essential component of infrastructure development as it affects a country’s economic growth and welfare. Until the decade of nineties, Indian public sector utility companies controlled the production, distribution and transmission of electricity. Since 1991, several regulatory changes were introduced to enhance the participation of private players and which has transformed the sector’s performance. This article traces the history and evolution of reforms in the electricity sector and its impact, with a specific focus on two government schemes- UDAY and Deen Dayal Upadhyay Gram Jyoti Yojana (DDGJY). The article concludes that although there has been a significant improvement in the production, transmission and distribution of power, challenges still persist in terms of distribution companies’ (DISCOM’s) ability to procure the power on offer and supply it at an affordable price to consumers.

Item Type: Article
Keywords: Reforms in the electricity sector | Deen Dayal Upadhyay Gram Jyoti Yojana | DDGJY
Subjects: Social Sciences and humanities > Business, Management and Accounting > Industrial relations
Physical, Life and Health Sciences > Engineering and Technology
Social Sciences and humanities > Social Sciences > Public Policy
JGU School/Centre: Jindal School of Government and Public Policy
Depositing User: Mr. Syed Anas
Date Deposited: 06 Apr 2022 06:22
Last Modified: 06 Apr 2022 06:22
Official URL: https://jgu.s3.ap-south-1.amazonaws.com/jsgp/power...
URI: https://pure.jgu.edu.in/id/eprint/2148


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