Power and electoral politics in India4 min read 03 Aug 2015, 08:54 AM IST
There is strong evidence that India's electricity sector is subject to manipulation to suit electoral purposes
The Indian electricity sector remains in dire straits with consumers and ﬁrms having to suffer through frequent rationing and outages. Despite some improvements over the last three decades, deﬁciencies in the electricity sector have persisted, primarily due to the inability to increase production. For example, power generation in Uttar Pradesh (UP) in 2010 totalled 21 terawatt hours, a ﬁgure no higher than it was in 1995. As demand for electricity continues to grow, production shortfalls mean tight constraints on electricity supply.
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