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2019 agenda: fine on discoms for outages

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2019 agenda: fine on discoms for outages

the government plans to fine distribution companies (discoms) from april 2019 for power outages deemed avoidable and will push for direct benefit transfer (dbt) of electricity subsidy, as with cooking gas, in the states.dbt would, power minister r k singh said on thursday, make for a more competitive sector, besides helping to control a rise in supply rates.  centre will move an amendment to the electricity act for making power supply and dbt a legal obligation.dbt in power was introduced by bihar this year, while raising tariffs by 25 per cent across all slabs. dbt introduced subsidy for some poorer sections and farmers.the central government launched a rs 16,000-crore project in september to provide the rural population with power by ...