(IGP) Special Current Affairs Material for IAS (Pre) 2013 – PIB “Topic : Re-Structured Accelerated Power Development & Reforms Programme”

(IGP) Special Current Affairs Material for IAS (Pre) 2013

Chapter: Gist of Press Information
Bureau Articles

Topic: Re-Structured Accelerated Power
Development & Reforms Programme

One of the major concerns of the power sector is the reduction of losses in the
distribution. Though the Aggregate Technical & Commercial (AT&C) losses at the
all India level have declined from 38.86 per cent in the year 2001-02 to 28.44
per cent in 2008-09, these losses continue to be high in many States.

The various issues involved in the management of distribution losses can be
classified under the categories of governance, commercial and technical issues.
For effective control of AT&C losses, the States and state power utilities will
be required to initiate action on all the three fronts simultaneously. The
Ministry of Power initiated Power Sector reforms with focus on distribution.Q. What the core issues can be looked in providing
education?

Q. What is Re-structured Accelerated Power Development & Reforms Progamme (R-APDRP)?

With an objective to reduce Aggregate Technical & Commercial (AT&C) losses the
Government has launched Re-structured Accelerated Power Development & Reforms
Progamme (R-APDRP) in July, 2008 as a Central Sector Scheme. The focus of the R-APDRP
is on actual, demonstrable performance in terms of loss reduction.

Projects under the scheme are taken up in two parts:

  • Part-A is the projects for establishment of baseline data
    and IT applications for energy accounting/auditing and IT based consumer
    service centers and

  • Part-B is regular distribution strengthening projects.

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