While announcing the Union Financial Budget 2021, Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman spoke about the Power infrastructure; said, 'For the past six years we have seen a number of reforms and achievements in the Power sector. We have added 139 gigawatts of installed capacity connected and additional 2.8 crores households and added 1.8 crore households and added 1.41 lakh circuit kilometres of transmission lines.'
'The distribution policies across the countries are monopolies, either government or private. There is a need to provide choice to the consumers by providing competition and a framework will be put in place to give consumers alternatives to choose from among more than 1 distribution companies.' said FM Sitharaman.