Electricity subsidies in India and its impact on distribution company finances

Date and time: 29th May, 2019 | 3 PM

Electricity revenue subsidies finance 10% to 30% of the revenue required by electricity distribution companies (DISCOMs) in India. Consequently, they have significant impacts not only on the state exchequer but also on DISCOM finances. This webinar discussed the subsidy design and payment practices for over a decade, drawn from evidence across six states in India, namely- Gujarat, Haryana, Punjab, Tamil Nadu, Uttar Pradesh, and Bihar. It was based on our upcoming report, ‘Elephant in the Room: Implications of subsidy practices on DISCOM finances’.

Webinar presentation by:  Ann Josey and Maria Chirayil, Prayas (Energy Group)
Q&A by: Ann Josey and Shantanu Dixit, Prayas (Energy Group)
Moderation by: Nikita Das, Prayas (Energy Group)

The presentation made at the webinar and its full recording can be accessed below.

Presentation