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approached Patel, 2013 2:28 am Related News Too late to apologise * This refers to ?social ignorance?by Gul Panag (IEJune 1) I do not agree that you are progressive only when you are fully bought into a thought To me the fact that you are indulgentindifferent or even silently suffering a thoughtwithout thinking of violent means to throttle itmeans you are a liberal To methe whole beauty of democracy andmore specificallydemocracy in a large multicultural cityis that one is exposed to various thoughts and one is forced into a liberal frame of mind V Srinivasan New Delhi Martial interventions * THIS refers to The bleeding heartless by Shekhar Gupta (IEJune 1) The comparison between border areas (Kashmir and the North-East) and land-locked forest areas inhabited by tribals seems a little tenuous The kind of action being proposed in the forests of Dandakaranya in 2010-11 (when the air force chief made his infamous statement) was completely different from any action that has ever been carried out in a civilian area in India Whether senior bureaucrats and army generals should publicly voice opinions on policy matters is certainly a matter open to debate; but we would do well to remember that even countries like the US have a strong tradition of debate between the executive and other arms of the state including the armed forces Manav Bhushan Oxford * WHEN the MHA has raised the strength of Central Reserve Police Forces to almost one million and started their own air wingsthere should be no need for the army to step in The fault lies in the efficacy of the officer cadre of these forceswho are catapulted to the top of the hierarchy without any ground experience at the troop level If the army is used in other areasit is because these happen to be border states KS Grewal Panchkula For all the latest Opinion News download Indian Express App More Related NewsWritten by Surya P Sethi | Published: August 16 2012 3:12 am Related News Indias blackouts framed the indifference of decision-makers in the power sector No one can deny the centrality of grid discipline to the safe operation of the severely strained Indian power grid Howeverit is incorrect to blame indiscipline by some state governments for what happened twice in quick succession in northern India The reported overdrawals are a regular feature in India and neither the relative extent of overdrawals nor their timing was unique this time around Let me categorically state that despite several critical deficienciesthe current power grid infrastructure has the technical capability to curtail such overdrawals and to selectively island and disconnect large load centres in defaulting states to avoid cascading statewide or region-wide mayhemas happened The two successive blackouts underscore: onethe regulatory and governance failure in enforcing significant elements of the prevailing legislative and policy framework and adherence to consequent standard practices and procedures that the executive and operating arms should follow; andtwothe incompetencearroganceindifferencesuppression of dissent and expert opinionand the absence of any form of accountability that permeates those in authority in the Indian power sector At the heart of the malaise is the failure to consistently appoint professionals with relevant technical competence and proven track records to positions of authority in key economic sectors such as power General administrators buoyed by political patronage get promoted to top regulatory and executive positionsthereby rendering decision-making captive to the prevailing realities of the political economy and its compulsions This dangerous mix relegates techno-economic considerations to non-consequential levels What were the compulsions that constrained the grid operator from curtailing overdrawal despite the technical capacity to do so Was one more warning to a repeated and habitual offender a sufficient regulatory action A second uncomfortable truth behind recent events is the overemphasis on generation investments in the power sector since the First Plan Even in their best yearstransmission and distribution investments have remained below 40 per cent of the technically desirable level for the corresponding actual level of investment in generation in such years An integrated grid operating synchronously is only as robust and as resilient as its weakest link The various segments/components of this integrated grid in India are not identical in their technological sophistication Available technologies that integrate information and communication technologies to deliver self-healing grids that automatically isolate grid disturbances must be uniformly incorporated in all elements of Indias integrated grid This must be supported by regular modelling and simulation of grid behaviour under different scenarios and the results applied to protection settings that ensure grid securityreliability and efficiency All this entails massive investment in transmission and distribution Such investments have been lacking A third fact often lost sight of is that the entire Indian power system is operating constantly at the outer limits of its available technical capacity/capability Tall claims of addressing the supply-demand imbalance and meeting the required human and physical capacity/capability needs have fallen flat year after year because of ignorance about what is required to address the constraints that each element of the electricity value chain faces This is compounded by an incentive structure that drives bankrupt state utilities to maximise short-term objectives even when a long-term perspective is essential One must wonder how the Central Public Sector Undertakings (CPSUs) in the power sectorincluding the Power Finance Corporationare all triple A-rated entities when their only clients are all bankrupt The hard truth is that the power sector CPSUs are equallyif not moreresponsible for the bankruptcy of the state utilities And those who talk of low tariffs and free agricultural power as the cause of this bankruptcy simply do not understand ground realities and are ignorant of the fact that average tariffs in Indiainclusive of all cross-subsidiesare among the highest in world already The Electricity Act2003established the necessary legislative framework for nurturing reform and delivering a power sector under independent regulators with competition in every element on a level playing field We have failed in realising this vision The Indian power sector remains uncompetitive and a drag on the economyjust as several other essential infrastructure sectors providing various public goods and services While the recent blackouts are the current flavour of the daythe truth is that in sector after sector there are daily occurrences that are reminiscent of a struggling third world economy reeling under poverty and lack of access to essential infrastructure and infrastructural services Repeated assertions of and complete obeisance to the largely meaningless single parameter of GDP growth have clouded our appreciation of the myriad daily disasters that the economy tackles and the disasters waiting to happen due to failing or absent infrastructure and infrastructure services One possible solution might be to move those in positions of authority from Lutyenss Delhi and similar precincts in state capitals and require them to work from areas and facilities where the common man makes a living This would be a sure win-win becauseapart from giving our leaders an appreciation of the fact that the current development paradigm is simply unsustainableit would reduce the need for overdrawals by errant states The writerformerly principal advisor on power and energy to the Government of Indiais visiting professorLee Kuan Yew School of Public PolicyNational University of Singapore [email protected] For all the latest Opinion News download Indian Express App More Related News Related News Salman Khan is still a virgin, says brother Arbaaz Khan.” died last week at home in Kentucky on Thursday, Shepard grew up in the West and Midwest with a father he described as a violent alcoholic.especially in Saurashtra. 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