ISSN (Print) - 0012-9976 | ISSN (Online) - 2349-8846

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Karnataka Electricity Reform Ordinance

Power generation and distribution has long been a state monopoly in India. State electricity boards have suffered from excessive and arbitrary government interference. They have run at a loss and have failed to meet the power needs of their consumers. Unbundling and privatisation have recently been discussed. The Karnataka Electricity Reform Ordinance is meant as a step in the direction of improving efficiency and transperancy of operations. But it is not likely to solve the basic problems. It tinkers with form not substance.

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