opinion/lead/indias-discom- stress-is-more-than-the-sum- of-its-past/article32957608. ece
- In the intro, mention the important role played by the discoms by retailing the power to consumers.
- In the body, elaborate on the various factors that have been impacting the discoms- high AT and T losses, long term PPAs at higher rates, lack of cost-reflective tariffs by the regulators, challenge of payables to discoms by consumers as well as States, challenge from renewables etc. Next, suggest the measures-Reducing AT and T losses, regulatory overhaul, regulation of cross-subsidies, etc.
- Conclude by mentioning the important role discoms play in the economy and implementation of steps to overhaul them.