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Explained: Why the govt had to inject money into the power sector

May 21, 2020 2:31 pm

The primary trigger is the poor financial condition and revenue collection abilities of most state discoms.

Discoms owe Rs 92,693 crore to power producers in February

April 28, 2020 3:27 pm

In February 2019, discoms owed a total of Rs 70,706 crore to power generation companies (gencos), according to portal PRAAPTI (Payment Ratification And Analysis in Power procurement for bringing Transparency in Invoicing of generators).

Cutting power subsidies – by giving new pumps free!

January 21, 2016 1:33 am

Simply put, what is a 5-HP pump, on paper, actually draws electricity that a 6.7-HP motor would, consuming 5 units rather than 3.73 units per hour.

Cabinet may approve new power tariff policy next week

December 13, 2015 12:07 pm

The proposed policy aims to provide incentives to renewable energy projects as well as push for efficient use of power generated from conventional sources of energy like coal and others.

Govt clears bailout package for debt-ridden discoms

November 06, 2015 4:51 am

At present, outstanding loans of state distribution utilities stand at 5 lakh crore.

Ease of business ranking up after one hurdle less, discoms promise more

December 25, 2015 10:36 pm

The latest edition of the report — Doing Business 2016 report — saw India scale up four positions in the overall country rankings, aided largely by a 29-position jump under the ease of “getting electricity” head.

Cancel agreements with discoms: Arvind Kejriwal to Narendra Modi

August 31, 2015 1:36 am

Kejriwal underscored that his government had no enmity with discoms and wanted to ensure 24-hour supply of power at cheaper rates.

Discoms gave incomplete information, didn’t submit other data, says draft report

August 22, 2015 1:23 am

The draft report says discoms were slow to furnish records, did not submit sets of data for several financial years and gave incomplete information in some cases, said sources.

CAG indictment of discoms in Delhi: Best news for AAP government

August 20, 2015 5:41 pm

The CAG draft report indicates that Delhi's discoms inflated assets and indulged in irregular practices, an indictment which bolsters the AAP's case for further cuts in Delhi's power tariff.

Discoms oppose govt’s move to penalise them

July 28, 2015 2:43 am

The discoms have also cited the 'legality' of such a move and said the 'DERC’s own guidelines are against giving suo moto compensation.'