India will spend 253 billion rupees ($4.1 billion) to tackle rampant theft of electricity by rolling out metering in cities and upgrading old distribution networks, the power ministry said late on Thursday.
Cutting electricity theft and reducing transmission losses are part of Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s efforts to bring uninterrupted power to the whole country, a key policy plank since his election in May.
Cheap or free power is viewed as a right rather than a privilege by many Indians, and poor policing and anitiquated transmission lines result in as much as…
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