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Distribution segment transformation seek reforms for utilities

Distributions utilities are ailing with poor financial condition, which inhibits to invest further in enhancement and augmentation.  Distribution segment has turned out to be weakest link the power segment value chain. Reviving these utilities is key to ensuring reliable power supplies and improving the financial health of generators.

Government has planned for reforms that can cost around 2.5 trillion rupees over 5 years. Government has also been planning to reduce revenue lost from theft and poor billing to an average of 15%. Utilities seek reform measures that can assist them to operate more efficiently help in reduction of financial losses, boost revenue collection and improve on other parameters like technological and infrastructure upgrades.