36318-023: Assam Power Sector Development Program

Project Data Sheet (PDS): Details


The objectives of the policy loan are to assist GOA to (i) develop appropriate policy, legal and regulatory framework to ensure a balanced growth of the power sector; (ii) enhance sector efficiencies by establishing commercial and competitive business environment; and (iii) improve financial viability of the sector. Components and Outputs: (i) Strengthening functions of Assam Electricity Regulatory Commission; (ii) Development of policies on rural electrification and captive generation; (iii) Unbundling and corporatization of Assam State Electricity Board (ASEB); (iv) Financial restructuring of ASEB and transitional financing support to its successor entities.

Safeguard Categories

Environment: B
Involuntary Resettlement:
Indigenous Peoples:

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Project Data Sheets (PDS)


10 Jun 2003 to 27 Jun 2003

Management Review Meeting
28 Jul 2003

Board Approval
10 Dec 2003