New Delhi, Feb 20 (PTI) State-run NTPC’s Power Management Institute will soon impart training to state discom staff across the country for capacity building under the Integrated Power Development Scheme (IPDS).Also Read - Viral Video: Girl's Head Hangs Upside Down From Ceiling Like a Horror Movie Scene, Internet Freaks Out | Watch

The IPDS’ objective is 24×7 power supply for consumers and reduction of AT&C losses. Also Read - 7-Year-Old Girl, With Head Tilted & Fixed at 90 Degrees Undergoes Surgery, Can Now See Straight

The Budget 2017 has provided Rs 5,821.22 crore under IPDS for the next fiscal against revised estimates of Rs 4,524.01 crore for the current finanacial year. Also Read - Sushant Singh Rajput's Cook Neeraj, Siddharth Pithani Reach DRDO Guesthouse After CBI Finds 'Inconsistencies' in Their Statements

According to a statement, the NTPC-PMI has inked a pact with the Power Finance Corp (PFC) for the purpose. PFC is the nodal agency for implementation of IPDS in the country.

The MoU was signed by Ajit K Bhatnagar, Executive Director, NTPC-PMI and Neeraj Singh, Head of HR (IPDS), PFC, in the presence of senior officials from NTPC-PMI.

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