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20 yrs of privatised Delhi discoms: Leap in tech but feet tied in populism

A giant step forward in technology, but feet still shackled in populism

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Discoms | Delhi Development Authority | Delhi government

Shreya Jai  |  New Delhi 



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At the dawn of this century, the Sheila Dikshit-led of the time took the bold decision of privatising the power distribution business in the national capital. A similar model was shaping up only in two other cities — Ahmedabad and Surat. This made the Delhi model the largest and also the most politically sensitive.

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First Published: Fri, July 01 2022. 19:36 IST

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