Mar 31:The government of India has launched the Reforms-based and Results-linked, Revamped Distribution Sector Scheme, with the objective of improving the quality and reliability of power supply to consumers through a financially sustainable and operationally efficient Distribution Sector. The scheme aims to reduce the AT&C losses to pan-India levels of 12-15% and the ACS-ARR gap to zero by 2024-25. The scheme has an outlay of Rs.3,03,758 crore and an estimated GBS of Rs.97,631 crore from the Central Government. The various components of the scheme include Loss reduction works such as replacement of old/frayed conductors; provision of High Voltage Distribution System (HVDS); provision for Ariel Bunch Cables; and Network Augmentation & System Modernization works such as Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA) Systems, IT/OT enablement, smart prepaid metering, etc.
This information was given by Shri R.K Singh Union Minister for Power and MNRE in a written reply in Lok Sabha today.
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