2017-07-18

Scheme for revival of stalled power units: Unstarred Question in Rajyasabha

Scheme for revival of stalled power units

(a) whether the majority of assets in the power generation sector have been categorised as Non-Performing Assets (NPAs);
(b) whether Government proposes to introduce a scheme to revive the stalled power units; and
(c) if so, the details of the scheme and the target period by which the scheme would be implemented?


GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF  POWER
RAJYA SABHA

UNSTARRED QUESTION NO-92                            ANSWERED ON-17.07.2017

Scheme for revival of stalled power units
92 . Shri Anand Sharma

(a) whether the majority of assets in the power generation sector have been categorised as Non-Performing Assets (NPAs);
(b) whether Government proposes to introduce a scheme to revive the stalled power units; and
(c) if so, the details of the scheme and the target period by which the scheme would be implemented?

ANSWER
THE MINISTER OF STATE (INDEPENDENT CHARGE) FOR POWER, 
COAL, NEW & RENEWABLE ENERGY AND MINES

( SHRI PIYUSH GOYAL )

(a) : No, Sir.
(b) & (c) : Government has taken following measures to address stress in the power sector:
i. Ensuring Coal supply through a more Transparent Coal Allocation Policy for Power Sector, 2017 namely Scheme for Harnessing and Allocating Koyala (Coal) Transparently in India (SHAKTI).


ii. Ujwal DISCOM Assurance Yojana (UDAY) scheme for Financial and Operational Turn-around of power distribution utilities (DISCOMs) of the country.

iii. Augmenting Transmission capacity to remove transmission constraints.

iv. Flexibility in utilisation of domestic coal for reducing the cost of power generation.

v. Power For All (PFA) initiative with 36 States and UTs for bringing uninterrupted quality of power to each household, industry, commercial business, small & medium enterprise and establishment, any other public needs and adequate power to agriculture consumer as per the state policy.

vi. Deen Dayal Upadhyaya Gram Jyoti Yojana (DDUGJY) for:
  • Separation of agriculture and non-agriculture feeders.
  • strengthening of sub-transmission and distribution networks in the rural areas; 
  • Metering of distribution transformers / feeders / consumers in the rural areas.
  • Rural Electrification


vii. Integrated Power Development Scheme (IPDS) for:
  • Strengthening of sub-transmission and distribution networks in the urban areas; 
  • Metering of distribution transformers / feeders / consumers in the urban area.
  • IT enablement of distribution sector and strengthening of distribution network.


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Source: Rajyasabha
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