Consider the following statements about the Integrated Power Development Scheme (IPDS):

  1. It aims at strengthening of sub-transmission and distribution network in the urban areas
  2. It envisages the metering of distribution transformers /feeders / consumers in the urban areas

 Which of the above statements is/are correct?

Answer: [C] Both 1 & 2

Integrated Power Development (IPDS) scheme launched by Modi Government is basically a new avatar of Restructured Accelerated Power Development Programme of UPA. This scheme focuses on improvement of T&D networks across India. It promises help in reduction of AT&C losses, establishment of IT enabled energy accounting / auditing system, improvement in billed energy based on metered consumption and improvement in collection efficiency.

This question is a part of GKToday's Integrated IAS General Studies Module