Topic: Infrastructure – Energy
6) Is the Ujwal Discom Assurance Yojana (UDAY) an all-encompassing solution for power sector woes? Critically evaluate its performance. (250 Words)
Why this question?
Because power sector woes are continuing. UDAY scheme was supposed to solve all power problems. It didn’t (according to the article). Important question for Mains- 2018.
Key demand of the question:
You should evaluate performance of UDAY scheme. Objectively. Though article provides one sided view, try to write few positives as well (if any).
Critically evaluate: Based on solid data and facts, assess performance of the scheme. Focus on outcomes – merits and demerits.
Structure of Answer:
In the introduction write 2-3 lines on continuing problems of power sector and how many schemes have failed to solve them. Write why UDAY is not an exception.
In the body, divide answer into 5-6 categories such as power offtake distribution process, bad loan resolution in the power sector etc. You will have to do some research to dig more points (refer to related links below)
In the conclusion, write that problems in power sector requires multi-pronged approach and UDAY alone can’t solve power sector problems.