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Political economy of electricity reform : a case study in Gujarat, India

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OIES paper: EL03
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In India, the supply of electricity relies heavily on a virtually bankrupt and sometimes corrupt system of state electricity boards (SEBs), which have failed to bring electricity to approximately 40% of rural households. High subsidy levels to agriculture and domestic customers and widespread electricity theft have resulted in weak financial conditions for the SEBs; and thus-top down remedies for improving the electricity system are not likely to be successful. The problems are particularly a...

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University of Oxford
Research group:
Oxford Institute for Energy Studies
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Institution:
University of Oxford
Research group:
Oxford Institute for Energy Studies
Publisher:
Oxford Institute for Energy Studies Publisher's website
Publication date:
2003
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uuid:2d3988a9-af43-4516-95f5-e65f39673091
Local pid:
ora:10519
ISBN:
1901795241

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