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Loadshedding to be a crime, metering to be pre-paid under govt’s 2019 ‘power for all’ plan

Loadshedding to be a crime, metering to be pre-paid under govt’s 2019 ‘power for all’ plan

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Singh also asked them to roll out the Saubhagya scheme in their states to provide power connections to 4 crore families by December, 2018.

The Centre and the states have agreed on a comprehensive range of measures including pre-paid metering and zero loadshedding to usher in the government’s 24X7 power for all objective by March 2019, according to R.K. Singh, the Minister of Power and New and Renewable Energy.

“After March 2019, losses which will have to be accounted for in fixing tariff, will have to be capped at 15 per cent,” he told journalists after meeting states’ power ministers and their representatives.

In a far reaching step that holds potential for changing the face of the power sector in the country, he said it had been decided to have as much as 90 per cent of metering on pre-paid basis.

“We are doing away with human interface. All metering will be pre-paid except some large consumers,” he said.

The Centre and the states have agreed on a comprehensive range of measures including pre-paid metering and zero loadshedding to usher in the government’s 24X7 power for all objective by March 2019, according to R.K. Singh, the Minister of Power and New and Renewable Energy.

“After March 2019, losses which will have to be accounted for in fixing tariff, will have to be capped at 15 per cent,” he told journalists after meeting states’ power ministers and their representatives.

In a far reaching step that holds potential for changing the face of the power sector in the country, he said it had been decided to have as much as 90 per cent of metering on pre-paid basis.

“We are doing away with human interface. All metering will be pre-paid except some large consumers,” he said…

Anand Gupta Editor - EQ Int'l Media Network

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