In India Power Sector Reforms begins in ninetees in the name of Liberalization, Privatizatin and Globalization. Electricity sector in Orrisa, Delhi & Mumbai were unbundled into various companies on PPP pattern. Government of India planned to privatize the SEBs in aphased manner, however, failure of Enron in Mumbai proved to be a big set-back so as BSES in Orrisa & Delhi and consequently no other state of India has been privatized. However, recently, Bihar electricity has moved its steps towards privatization.
Includes status of CLS ratification, relevant national labor laws, areas of concern and trade union actions (PSI, 2012)
A brief by on the ADB-assisted project in Bangladesh which will establish which will establish a cross-border electrical link between the western grid of Bangladesh and eastern grid of India to promote electricity trading between the two countries.
A PSI report commissioned by ILP in 2011. Identfied key issues on lack of transparency, participation and compliances with existing policies on labor safeguards and social protection.
The PSI Subregional Trade Union Forum on ADB Energy Policy and Projects (Nov 20-21, 2010) aims to provide a forum for PSI electricity unions to exchange information about their campaigns related to ADB/IFI-supported power sector reforms and initiate a subregional campaign platform. A total of 21 participants (4F, 17M) attended the workshop.
ADB report shows the impacts of ADB's assistance to the state of Madhya Pradesh since 1999 in fiscal consolidation and sectoral reform programs and investments in energy, urban infrastructure (e.g., Madhya Pradesh Urban Water Supply and Environmental Improvement Project, Indore Water Supply Project), and transportation.
Impacts of MP power sector reforms include reported achievements in:
- restructuring of the vertically integrated MPSEB into six successor companies
June 2010 – The Karnataka government is in the process of seeking additional funds from the World Bank for development works like creation of sewage and drinking water system in the new areas of Bruhat Bangalore Mahanagar Palike (BBMP) or the Greater Bangalore City Corporation. The BBMP was created in 2007 by merging eight urban local bodies with the then Bangalore City Corporation. At present, there are 198 wards in BBMP and most of them lack basic civic amenities.
New Delhi, June 23, 2010 (ANI): Union Minister for New and Renewable Energy Dr. Farooq Abdullah, called upon Asian Development Bank (ADB) and other multilateral agencies to considerably step up their support to renewable energy projects in developing countries.
- Round of privatisations: Sheonath, Sangli, Indore, Pune,
- Reforms packages: WB Water Sector Restructuring loans in states like U.P., Rajasthan, M.P. Maharasthra and ADB loans
- JNNURM, UIDSSMT
Anti-privatization Successes:- Attempts of IFIs, corporates, Government to create a myth of privatisation and commercialisation as the only solutions effectivelybusted
- Growing movement for making explicit the Right to Water
The Costs of 'Coupling': The Global Crisis and the Indian Economy
by C. P. Chandrasekhar, Third World Network (Dec 2009)
India: Tamilnadu municipal employees hold hunger strike demonstration
Indian contract workers' regularisation success
Contract workers in the Indian water industry
Indian electricity workers demonstrate for tripartite agreement and against unfair dismissals
PSI-AP News (Aug 2008)
Lessons drawn from Asian countries' healthcare decentralization - This policy brief examines whether or not healthcare decentralisation in Asia has been successful. The report draws on examples from China, Indonesia, India, and the Philippines. The brief highlights several lessons learned from the decentralisation programmes of these countries, including: