The country suffers from massive power deficit and loss-making State Electricity Boards. Years of populism has meant that power rates have not gone up, when the power generation costs have multiplied.
The next government needs to increase power costs, which could be tough as power rates are set by State Governments. Further, linkages will have to be provided. The time has also come for a policy on encouraging development of alternate energy sources and encourage the same across the country.
Reduction in power deficit will ensure people and businesses get the necessary power.