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PFC Released Transparency on Web with Urja India Website

Taking forward the momentum of Digital India (#DigitalIndia), Ministry of Power has released the web version of their URJA App under Urban Jyoti Abhiyan. The website was made live on 22nd of July 2016, and can be accessed on www.urjaindia.co.in

The website is released as an effort to make electricity delivery & supply, power loss & theft, data transparency, and other useful information accessible to citizens of India via web browsers. It highlights the rank of DISCOMS (electricity distribution companies) based on how they are performing compared to others in the country, states and cities.

URJA India website launched under Urban Jyoti Abhiyan aims to bring clarity on performance of electricity distribution companies (DISCOMS) by ranking them on below mentioned factors:

  • Number of pending consumer complaints vs. resolved
  • Average duration of power cuts per day
  • Average number of power cuts per day
  • Number of Pending connections vs. resolved
  • Percentage of consumers making e-payment
  • Percentage loss of power/theft

During the conference of Power Ministers in Goa on 16th and 17th of June Power, Coal and Reusable Energy Minister of India, Shri. Piyush Goyal, launched URJA App for Android platform. Here is an article to learn more about URJA App.

The website is designed responsive to make it easy to browse on desktop/laptop as well as on mobile browsers with an optimized user-experience.

The web application comes with two dashboards, one for the consumer (Indian citizens) and other for DISCOMS to give information about the number of go live towns, urban system strengthening, SCADA progress, feeder monitoring, skilled human resources and IPDS progress.

URJA website collates data from IPDS (R-APDRP) server for 1405 towns currently, processes it, and displays the ranking of distribution companies. Power Finance Corporation (PFC) is in progress to add more towns’ data within the application in no time, covering all DISCOMS across India.

The website also features a way to connect with the Govt. directly on electricity issues. It provides a hotline number (1912) to file complaints and enquire on the progress of previous complains.

Shobhit Saxena

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