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Discoms' dues to gencos touch Rs 1.19 trillion amidst coal-power crisis

The Union Ministry of Power recently asked six states to clear their dues to power generating stations and national miner Coal India (CIL).

Power, electricity

Shreya Jai New Delhi
The dues of state-owned power distribution companies (discoms) to power generators (gencos) have touched Rs 1.19 trillion, at a time when the country battles a coal and power shortage crises. The lion’s share of dues is to privately owned or independent power producers (IPPs), while renewable power units continue to see an increase in dues.

The dues to central government gencos, which are primarily NTPC, NHPC, among others, have witnessed an increase of 25 per cent. This is despite an incentive scheme announced in 2020 to assist discoms to clear their dues.

The Union Ministry of Power recently asked six

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First Published: May 22 2022 | 8:34 PM IST

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