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There appears to be relative quietness on the power front. After the initial euphoria with regards to allowing the entry of private and foreign capital into the power sector, the promised guaranteed 16% return on net worth, liberal financing facilities, a higher than usual debt, equity norms, the government is now waiting for the flood to arrive. How realistic are the expectations of the government can be made out by the response of the private sector.
Till date, there is less than 1000 nw. of generation capacity under active implementation in the private sector, mainly by those companies which are already involved in power generation and distribution. There are very few actors entering the business. According to power ministry sources, there are proposals to put up more than 8000 mw of generation.
The power front refers to: