|Funds For Power Sector|
The Working Group on Power for formulation of the 12th Five Year Plan has estimated total fund requirement of Rs.13,72,580 Crore for the power sector during the 12th Plan. The details are as under:
Generation : Rs.6,38,600 Crore
Transmission: Rs.1,80,000 Crore
Distribution : Rs.3,06,235 Crore
Others* : Rs.2,47,745 Crore
Total : Rs.13,72,580 Crore
*Others include R&M, R&D, DSM&EE, HRD and Training, Renewable Energy & Captive etc.
It is seen from the above that the Working Group has estimated an investment requirement of Rs.3,06,235 Crorefor the distribution sector. Further, Government of India is implementing R-APDRP (Re-structured Accelerated Power Development & Reforms Programme) across States. The projects sanctioned under R-APDRP scheme are at various stages of implementation. It is expected that on successful completion of the scheme, the AT&C losses will be reduced to the extent of 15% in the project areas.
This information was given by the Minister of State for Power Shri K.C.Venugopal in a written reply to a question in Rajya Sabha today.