Electricity (Amendment) Bill, 2020: Inviting a Bigger Crisis

Kanitkar, Tejal and Mahalingam, Sudha and Srikanth, R (2020) Electricity (Amendment) Bill, 2020: Inviting a Bigger Crisis. Economic and Political Weekly, 55 (41). pp. 40-45. ISSN 0012-9976

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Abstract: The proposed Electricity (Amendment) Bill, 2020 aims to reduce subsidies and push for privatisation, especially in the distribution segment of the power sector. Undertaking structural changes in a core sector at a time of crisis from the COVID-19 pandemic and its economic effects defies logic. The proposed amendments are not only anti-people, but they also fail to address the long-term crises in the sector and will only accelerate its deterioration. The central government must hold off on passing any hasty legislation on the subject and adopt a more scientific and less ideological approach to deal with the travails of the power sector.
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Keywords: Electricity (Amendment) Bill, Power Sector, India
Subjects: School of Natural and Engineering Sciences > Energy
Programmes > Energy and Environment Programme
Date Deposited: 12 Oct 2020 10:31
Last Modified: 10 Nov 2020 06:33
Official URL: https://www.epw.in/journal/2020/41/special-article...
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    URI: http://eprints.nias.res.in/id/eprint/2008

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