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India Power Sector Reforms Update ____________________________________________________________


India Power Sector Reforms Update
Issue IV August 2002
(Updates in the period: June 2002 to August 2002)

India power sector reforms update is a joint initiative of Prayas, an Indian NGO based in Pune, working on power sector issues for a decade and Public Services International (PSI) which is an international trade union federation, uniting public sector workers in more than 500 trade unions in over 140 countries. Our aim is to monitor the power sector developments in three Indian states of Orissa, Andhra Pradesh and Uttar Pradesh. This is the fourth issue of the update covering three months period from June 2002 to August 2002. First issue was a detailed historical overview covering up to October 2001; second update covered the period from October 2001 to January 2002 while the third update covered February 2002 to May 2002. For better understanding it would be desirable if readers also read the earlier updates. Please direct your suggestions and comments to PSI at

Contents Part I: Overview of the Indian Power Sector Part II: Orissa
1. 2. 3. 4. State Overview Regulatory Intervention Private Sector Generation Private Sector Distribution

Part III: Andhra Pradesh
1. 2. 3. 4. 5. State Overview Regulatory Intervention State and Central Utilities Private sector Generation Employees and CSIs

Part IV: Uttar Pradesh
1. State Overview 2. Regulatory Intervention 3. Private sector in Generation and Distribution

References Glossary of Terms


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