The good electrical energy quality makes the region

The Deccan Plateau of Telangana is chosen as the case study. It has been selected for
five key reasons, first, because the electricity infrastructure problems and dependence on
ground water-based irrigation have reached a critical level Shah, 2009; second, experience
and knowledge concerning governance reform and electricity infrastructure regulation is
available Kimmich and Sagebiel, 2016; third, the chosen area is representative of the
Deccan plateau of South India, covering parts of Telangana, Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka,
Tamil Nadu, and Kerala. The main crops grown in this plateau is cotton and paddy and
are usually water intensive, and the use of irrigation systems is essential for successful
harvest of the crops. Therefore, an interest in and need for improved electricity power
supply was already given; fourth, the chosen area has no alternative to groundwater
irrigation and is rather dry. A high dependency on good electrical energy quality makes
the region a priority for intervention Sagebiel et al., 2016; fifth, the rural economy is
critical for the livelihood of majority people in Telangana. Of the 30.5 million population,
21.3 million population live in the rural areas of the province Statistical Year Book, 2016.
Agriculture provides significant support for economic growth and social transformation of
the rural sector. The importance of agriculture in Telangana needs no exaggeration. This
is as any changes in the agriculture sector will have positive or negative multiplier effects

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on the formal sector. Thus good performance in the agricultural sector is essential for
the inclusive growth of the province. In terms of both the area and size, it is the twelfth
largest province in India. Telangana is boarded by the provinces of Maharashtra to the
North, Andhra Pradesh to the South and Karnataka to the West. The province comprises
thirty one districts covering an area of 1,12,077 square km after the Andhra Pradesh
Reorganization (amendment) Act, 2014 Figure 1 Reinventing Telangana-Looking Back
and Looking Ahead, 2017Government of Telangana Portal, 2017.