Direct Benefit Transfer

Direct Benefit Transfer: State Saves 33 MU of Power in Agriculture Sector

In Srikakulam district of Andhra Pradesh, a trial programe for the Direct Benefit Transfer (DBT) program for agricultural energy connections was begun around a year ago. During the 2020–21 financial year, the 26,083 agricultural connections used around 101 million units of power. Since the program was introduced, the number of connections have climbed to 28,393 […]

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In Blow To Power Reforms, Key Provisions In Draft Electricity Bill (amendment) 2021, Dropped

The Draft electricity amendment bill (2021), whose withdrawal was one of the demands of the agitating farmers, has gone through some major changes after ‘feedback’ from ‘stakeholders’. And it is clear who has been winning the arguments, if one goes through the (dropped) changes that have been shared by the sources in the Power Ministry. […]

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Subsidies in Power Sector Should be Routed via DBT: RK Singh

The Power Minister said, center is ready to provide more funds if needed for infrastructure creation and the states meeting their targets speedily will be incentivized. The Power and New & Renewable Energy Minister R. K. Singh said that subsidies in power sector should be routed through Direct Benefit Transfer (DBT). While addressing the Conference of […]

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