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

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Towards a People's Plan for Power Sector Reform

This paper presents a new approach to power sector reform, commencing with the objective of universal supply of electricity within 10 years, entitlement of specified quantities at low tariffs for poor households and agricultural pumpsets, and a novel way of restructuring the power structure in the states. Applying these principles and procedures to the power sector in Andhra Pradesh, the plan demonstrates that dependence on government subsidy can be done away with in five years.

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