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It appears to be so.In any power installation 56-60 percent investment  Goes towards the Transmission and Distribution. Now Rural feeders are long so this figure could be upto 70%. Add the Technical and Copmmercial losses currently 40-45%  and the figure of the cost over thirty years  is extraordinarily high at least 9 times the present value of the investments being made now.This no economy can afford and soone or later will lead to collapse of the energy sector for sure as is right now happening to utiities in India

.Electricity is supplied at flat rate in Rural areas another case for immeduiate reform becuse rising prosperity has created nuch more use of electriocity than flat rates will permit.

Only localized Generation in Villages using Bio mass/ solar/ Wind etc and developing storage technologies as suitable is the way to electruify the Villages

India has about 3,00,000 Villages. And it also has about 20,000 Electricity feeders fior rural areas. Connecting Bio mass plants and other Renewable devices will provide energy security to villages at least 80,000  in number. This will alow them to seek better life/ social and other benefits and stop migration to cities It wiil also allow other investors to come in and govt can recover part of its expenditure by raising circle rates in such localities.

Thus it is necessary to formulate new Energy policies fior Rural India. Old methodologioes are sure way for failure.

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