The Indian electricity sector was opened to the private sector under the Independent Power Producer’s (IPP) policy. The National Thermal Power Corporation (NTPC), India's largest and perhaps most efficient generator had to respond to the changing scenario. It set out to set up the Simhadri project in Andhra Pradesh, going beyond to original mandate. In this paper, the IPP policy, its perversities, the background of the power sector, the problems there in and the response of NTPC are discussed. This case is followed by a case (B), which discusses the issues related to Project Planning and Implementation.

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