Government of India launched Integrated Power Development Scheme (IPDS) in December, 2014, for extending financial assistance against capital expenditure to address gaps in the power sub transmission and distribution networks in urban areas.
The Integrated Power Development Scheme (IPDS) was approved by the Government of India on 20 November, 2014 with the aim to provide quality and reliable power supply in the urban areas with the following components:
Strengthening of Sub-transmission and Distribution network in urban areas;
Metering of feeders/distribution transformers/consumers in urban areas; and
IT enablement of distribution sector and strengthening of distribution network, being undertaken under R-APDRP.
The Scheme has a total outlay of Rs. 32,612 crore including a budgetary support of Rs. 25,354 crore. Projects worth Rs. 31,945 crore have been sanctioned in 546 circles of 32 states/UTs and Rs. 7116 crore have been disbursed. The sanctioned projects include Rs. 28,234 Cr for System strengthening, Rs. 985 Cr. For IT Phase-II projects, Rs.834 Cr. for Smart Metering, Rs.747 Cr. for ERP, Rs.165 Cr. for RT-DAS & Rs.978 Cr. for GIS s/s.
The Projects are under various stages of implementation and are progressing successfully, having achieved 49% progress as reported by the Utilities.
All States have joined the scheme.