Policy | VOL. 11, ISSUE 68, September-October 2011 |

Power Reforms in India

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...

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