SCINDIA, STATE MINISTERS DISCUSS POWER SECTOR CHALLENGES
The Government has begun talks with the representatives of various states to streamline and remove the hurdles in the power sector for higher generation. Power Minister Jyotiraditya Scindia is holding a day-long meeting with the energy ministers and senior officials of various States to discuss the issues confronting the sector and measures to resolve them. “We are here to deliberate upon the challenges in the power sector, Scindia said while addressing a gathering of various stakeholders in the sector. The Union Ministry along with the States will, among other things,discuss the issue of tariff revision, financial health of the electricity distribution companies and challenges in power transmission.
“Intra-state transmission, last years grid failure, financial restructuring package of discoms, among other issues, will be discussed today, Power Secretary P. Uma Shankar said. Other dignitaries attending the meeting include the heads of PSUs and State energy secretaries. The ailing health of the State Electricity Boards is a cause for concern for the sector and will be discussed at the meeting.