Power grid failure: Amid gloom, Gujarat sets an example

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    parijataka Senior Member Senior Member

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    Amazing Gujarat, brilliant NaMo...:namaste: .Gujarat's Jyoti Gram program launched in 2006 has been acknowledged as a model by central govt and is recommended for other states as well.

    Note that by selling surplus power to Maha, Raj, Punjab, Delhi and Haryana, Guj govt is giving Rs 3000 crore subsidy to its own farmers. No free power as done by path breaker YSR in Andhra. Gujarat watershed management and grounwater management also recommended.

    Power grid failure: Amid gloom, Gujarat sets an example
     
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    Modi and Success have become synonyms now :)
     
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    The basic needs- Electricity, Water, Roads. Electricity is fulfilled, for Roads even central govt says Gujarat's roads' condition is the best so it's not eligible for any grant, for water Narmada is being attached with most of the big rivers of Gujarat. Now who doesn't want to vote Modi...??Simple and straight.
     
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    Ray The Chairman Defence Professionals Moderator

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    Also note;

    Kolkata, which was notorious for blackouts at one time, is no longer so.

    It is because the electric supply to Kolkata has been privatised.

    It shows that if Public Utilities are privatised, the ineptness and populism that plagues all Government enterprises can be circumvented and with less anguish to the consumer and the Nation at large.

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    I heard the Power Blackout debate on Times Now and NDTV.

    The total ineptness of the Govt was exposed and Renuka Chaudry was at her best as the epitome of cluelessness and dramatics. She said what was the solution? If the Govt is still floundering to find a solution and is steeped in idiocy, then God help this Nation! Manish Tiwari was obfuscating and deflecting without purpose.
     
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    Sir,

    You are correct, but I must also add, that the central government played a lot of dirty politics involving Coal India Limited, and that was part of the problem, till WB Govt. bypassed CIL, and opened channels for importing coking coal directly from Australia.
     
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    That is right.

    The debate indicated how cockeyed is the approach to Power.

    They are building power stations, but because of Jairam Ramesh, they cannot extract coal and the so the thermal stations cannot produce the electricity. And then they have given the Coal blocks to their favourites who have no idea and are merely traders and and no more.

    If there is a replay, you must see the Times Now as also NDTV debates.

    You people will understand the debates better than me.
     
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    I agree. If there is honesty, then even a government owned or controlled organization can function properly.
     
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  11. completely agree . . . whenever public utilities fail, people and politicians start blaming the entire Public ownership model

    while almost always fault lies with the incompetence and mismanagement of these leaders, and their inability to keep their own hubris in check
     
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    You are right about private companies being more efficient but Gujarat govt/Electricity board is doing well in this case. Read VIP's post - Narendra Modi stepped in and prevented privatisation.
     
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    no wonder everyone wants to invest in gujarat!

    modi did a very good job.

    if you are going to set up a business of course you want a reasonable guarantee of a power supply.
     
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    That is true since all the Public Utilities and Undertakings have always proved to be failing.

    And even if they break even, the actual worth is never realised to the progress of the Nation.

    One should have seen the NDTV debate where Tiwari was trying to justify the figures as profits, while the other chap a CA called Goel of some political party or the other clearly brought out that the books were falsifiedly balanced by fudging and the publlc sector banks were actually holding the can.
     
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    I am not denying it that Modi must have played a stellar role.

    But then most others in India are not Modi.

    We are working with lotus eaters, who represent our worthy Ministers, bureaucrats and public sector managers.

    In a private company, they are bothered about increasing customers (and so cannot neglect consumer satisfaction) and making profits.

    In the Govt, they are only happy because there is job security and none can fire them and also keen to increase their pay and perks and damn the efficiency or profit of the undertaking!

    That is the difference as I see it.
     
  16. well . . . an exception proving the contrary has just been made . . .on Post # 10
     
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    Well, central govt plays politics with all non-Congress ruled states.
     
  18. I dont deny that the current model of state owned public utilities doesnt need revision
    but Modi here has proven that such a system can work . . .

    Is it a matter of Policy making or simple "Danda' i dont know
    but if its Policies then may be other states can take a leaf out of Modi's book
     
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    The operative word of Post # 10 is 'honestly'.
     
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    Haryana (Congress) has overdrawn 51%

    Punjab (Akali and BJP) 01%

    Dilip Padgaonjar committed 'sacrilege' in one of the debates where he said that MP, Gujarat and Goa were the best administered in most fields of Govt administration and utilities.
     
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