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Govt's new move to revive discoms: Install 300 mn smart meters in 3 years

As part of the plan, the federal government is mulling providing subsidies to partially cover the costs

Govt's new move to revive discoms: Install 300 mn smart meters in 3 years
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India is considering a plan to install smart meters in every home and business as part of its ongoing effort to turn around the country’s ailing power sector, according to officials with knowledge of the situation.
 
The plan under consideration would require 300 million smart meters over three years, said the people, who asked not to be identified as the information isn’t public. The federal power ministry has begun discussions with manufacturers on supplying the meters, which improve efficiency by monitoring and transmitting power use data.
 
As part of the plan, the federal government is mulling providing subsidies to partially

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First Published: Jun 28 2019 | 8:21 AM IST

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