The Former minister Surya Patro is right in expressing concern over the electricity scenario. But the electricity distribution and supply scenario has changed a lot since Odisha introduced electricity reform and allowed discoms to distribute power. At least, distribution bottlenecks have been minimised and system failure have been better managed.
Need of the hour is not to go back to the dark age when getting an electricity connection was almost impossible for the common man. Further reform is the need of the hour.
1. Introduce village based solar power that can drastically reduce power failures.
2. This can also curtail levels of pollution.
3. Village-based solar power distributed through small grids will also reduce transmission losses.
Article by :
Mr Pabitra Biswal