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Question 13

What problems are being faced by the power sector in India?

Answer

The power sector is m faced with some critical challenges. These are as follows:

i. The installed capacity of India to generate electricity is not sufficient enough to meet an annual economic growth of 7%.
ii. The State Electricity Boards (SEBs) that distribute electricity suffered a great loss of more than Rs.500 billion due to transmission and distribution of electricity.
iii. The wrong pricing of electricity like supply of electricity at subsidised rates to the agricultural sector and theft of electricity has exaggerated the problems of the power sector.
iv. The high power tariffs and prolonged power cuts is another challenge in the power sector.

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