The government is considering extending special loans to state power distribution companies to help clear their rising dues to power generators. Discoms had accumulated dues of Rs.72,862 crore at end-June, of which Rs.53,476 crore is overdue.
They owe another Rs.9,735 crore to renewable power firms, power ministry data showed.The government is also considering allowing power companies to surrender coal supplies attached with under construction plants without forfeiture of bank guarantees. The coal supplies can be allotted to plants that are stressed for lack of fuel.