3512. DR. T. SUMATHY (a) THAMIZHACHI THANGAPANDIAN:
Will the Minister of POWER be pleased to state:
(a) whether the Government has approved the Revamped Distribution Sector Scheme (RDSS) to help DISCOMs to improve their operational efficiencies and financial sustainability with an outlay of Rs. 3,03,758 crore over 5 years i.e. FY 2021-22 to FY 2025-26;
(b) if so, the main objectives of the said scheme and details of the breakup of funds for States and UTs in the country;
(c) whether the REC and PFC have been nominated as nodal agencies for facilitating the implementation of the scheme and if so, the details thereof;
(d) the funds allocated under the Liquidity Infusion Scheme (Aatmanirbhar Bharat Abhiyan) to Tamil Nadu Generation and Distribution Corporation Ltd.(TANGEDCO); and
(e) the total financial assistance provided by REC Ltd. to TANGEDCO and the steps taken by the Government to provide more support to power related projects being developed in Tamil Nadu both by TANGEDCO as well as Private players?