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Data Societies 2020: Demanding Accountability and Transparency from the State

A series of panel discussions titled Data Societies, organised by Economic and Political Weekly and the School of Media and Cultural Studies, Tata Institute of Social Sciences, was held in Mumbai on 7 February 2020. This article summarises a few key points from the second panel discussion.

Availability Based Tariff

The basic objective of power sector reform in India has been twofold: provide electricity at an affordable price, and improve the quality of supply. Availability-based tariff (ABT), as an economic instrument, has successfully addressed both the issues: rationalise the tariff structure and ensure quality supply at the grid-level by defining a playing rule for both the generators and the beneficiary states. ABT has also been successful in devising an incentive system to arrest grid indiscipline.
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