Energy/ Power Sector

Punished for performance

Print edition : February 05, 2016

NTPC Limited's Simhadri super thermal power station near Visakhapatnam, Andhra Pradesh. NTPC meets more than three-fourths of the country's power needs. Photo: C.V. Subrahmanyam

The Uri-II hydel project in Jammu & Kashmir, was one of the power stations temporarily shut down last year due to construction faults. Photo: Nissar Ahmad

A demonstration against Southco in Khalingi village in Odisha on July 12, 2011. In March 2015, the Odisha government cancelled the distribution licences of Southco, Nesco and Wesco, all Reliance Infra discoms. Photo: Lingaraj Panda

PSEs such as NTPC have turned in a stupendous performance despite handicaps imposed by a government favouring non-performing private players. Divesting their shares will expose them to market vulnerabilities.
    This article is closed for comments.
    Please Email the Editor