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Poor and weak financial health of Discoms my deter accessibility of electricity to all

Ailing financial health of Dicoms has made electricity accessibility to all backbreaking. Debt burdened discom failed to build faith of investors and disinterested lenders to put their investment in the segment. Total outstanding dues to power gencos rose to Rs 81,010 crore. AT&C losses of 21 % is also a major bottleneck in advancement of distribution segment.

Government must ensure effective implementation of various policy to curb the falling situation of discoms like installation of smart pre-paid metres, timely payment by discoms, making coal accessible for short/medium/long term and reviving gas based plants and also take appropriate step to improve the system by asking for pre-payments. Government must take a series of stepladders to make the power sector sustainable in India.