The power sector is in a situation where around 35% of it is wasted in transmission or in pilferage. One area where the Planning Commission can look in to is the agriculture sector. Most of the states should eliminate the concept of free power to agriculture which provides free and unreliable power to the farmer. Let there be subsidised units for each farmer which can be used by him. Doing this will make the agriculture sector judiciously use the units consumed and also lessen the amount of reactive power.
Privatisation of coal mines is an important factor which can lead up to energy efficiency. Each individual buyer has to process, clean and burn his coal at his own cost, which are according to a standard set by the Central body.
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