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

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Whither Electricity Reforms?

Continued adherence to the so-called Orissa model of electricity reforms, which seven 'reforming' states including Orissa have adopted, is likely to promote monopolies, raise tariffs, deny consumer choice and constrain investment in the power sector. This essay proposes an alternative industry structure which will help introduce competition, improve efficiency, add capacity, rationalise tariffs and enhance consumer welfare.

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