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Power for All: Is Anything Being Learnt from Past Programmes?

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Author(s): Ann Josey, Sreekumar N Publication Date: October, 2015

Power for All is the new programme to provide 24×7 electricity to all by 2019. There have been many such plans in the past which have failed and plans for the new programme show that little has been learnt from those experiences. There remain many concerns about the way the new programme is being formulated and executed, especially with respect to lack of wide consultation in planning and review. The major challenge in PFA is in providing quality, affordable power to rural areas and small consumers. However, the PFA plans do not adequately address these challenges. Based on a study of publicly available state PFA plans and documents, this article raises some key concerns and offers suggestions for a course correction. A version of this article appeared in Economic and Political Weekly on the 10th of October 2015. This can be accessed here.

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