Revamped Distribution Sector Scheme
Revamped Distribution Sector Scheme, which recently received approval from the Union Cabinet, aims to enhance the operational efficiencies and financial sustainability of all DISCOMs except those owned by private players by providing conditional financial aid required for strengthening supply infrastructure. It will subsume on-going projects under schemes like IPDS and DDUGJY.
Its implementation will be based on the action plans specifically focusing individual states’ needs. The total budget for this scheme is around Rs.3 lakh crore. It will help DISCOMs improve their quality of services and have financial security. The scheme will be applicable until the year 2025-26.
Written by IAS POINT