By Dr Ajay Srivastava
The author is an IT professional with experience in the field of Utilities GIS, Remote Sensing and Mapping, email@example.com
The Ministry of Power, Government of India, launched the Restructured Accelerated Power Development and Reforms Programme (R-APDRP) in July 2008. Geographic information system (GIS) is an integral part of its implementation, intrinsically indicating that geospatial technologies are slated to soon become a way of life.
In India, massive aggregate transmission and commercial (AT&C) losses have long crippled the financial viability of state power distribution companies. To address this problem, a targeted funding mechanism was introduced for the first time in 2003 in the form of the Accelerated Power Development Reforms Programme (APDRP). Under the programme, central funds were to be made available to those states who signed a memorandum of understanding with the Ministry of Power (MoP), to achieve certain objectives in a time bound...