General Studies IIIEnergyINFRASTRUCTURESchemes

Integrated Power Development Scheme (IPDS)

Ministry of Power


A 50 kWp Solar roof top was recently inaugurated in Solan, Himachal Pradesh under the Integrated power development scheme of the Ministry of Power, Government of India. 

About Integrated Power Development Scheme (IPDS):

Ministry of Power, Government of India notified “Integrated Power Development Scheme” (IPDS) on 3rd December 2014 with Following components:

  1. Strengthening of sub-transmission and distribution networks in the urban areas.
  2. Metering of distribution transformers / feeders / consumers in the urban areas.
  3. IT enablement of distribution sector and strengthening of distribution network under R-APDRP for 12th and 13th Plans by carrying forward the approved outlay for R-APDRP to IPDS.
  4. Schemes for Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) and IT enablement of balance urban towns are also included under IPDS. Scope of IT enablement has been extended to all 4041 towns as per Census 2011.
  5. Underground cabling to include additional demand of States and smart metering solution for performing UDAY States and Solar panels on Govt. buildings with net-metering are also permissible under the scheme.

Broad Objective of the Scheme

  • 24×7 Power supplies for consumers.
  • Reduction of AT&C losses as per trajectory finalized by MoP in consultation with States.
  • Providing access to power to all households.

Nodal Agency

Power Finance Corporation (PFC) is the Nodal Agency for operationalization and implementation of the scheme under the overall guidance of MoP

Outlay & Budgetary Support

  • The components at (i) and (ii) above have an estimated outlay of Rs 32,612 crore including a budgetary support of Rs 25,354 crore from Government of India during the entire implementation period.
  • R-APDRP scheme cost of Rs 44,011 crore including a budgetary support of Rs 22,727 crore as already approved by CCEA will be carried forward to the new scheme of IPDS in addition to the outlay for components at (i) and (ii) indicated above.

Eligible Utilities

  • All Discoms will be eligible for financial assistance under the scheme.

Funding pattern

  • GoI Grant = 60% (85% for special category States).
  • Additional Grant = 15% (5% for special category States) – linked to achievement of milestone

AgencyNature of SupportQuantum of support
(Percentage of Project Cost)
Govt. of IndiaGrant60%
State GovernmentGrant25%
 Own Fund/Loan15%
Additional Grant from GOI on achievement of prescribed mile stonesGrant50% of Total loan component


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