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7) Discuss the problems faced by the power sector in India and give suggestions on what needs to be done to better the situation?(250 words)
Why this question
Rising NPA in coal and power sector are issues that are bothersome for India for these sector are very important for industrial progress of India. The report of Parliamentary committee identifying the problems in the sector is important and needs preparation.
Key demand of the question
The question expects us to highlight the status quo of power sector, analyze the problems faced by them and discuss way forward.
Discuss – This is an all-encompassing directive – you have to debate on paper by going through the details of the issues concerned by examining each one of them. You have to give reasons for both for and against arguments.
Structure of the answer
Introduction – Give a synopsis of the problems faced by power sector.
- Discuss the issues faced by the sector such as low availability of coal and other problems highlighted by the Parliamentary standing committee.
- Discuss the actions taken so far and the impact of such actions Special linkages for some entities by Coal India; The recent move to allow cost pass-through to some entities to relieve them of the burden of increased import price.
- Discuss the way forward taking inputs from the views of the article along with your views
Conclusion – Harp on the importance of power sector and the need for reforms in the sector.