The Forum of Free Enterprise is a non-political organization founded in 1956 by A. D. Shroff and was established to educate public opinion in India on free enterprise and a democratic way of life. The Forum publishes booklets to further its objects. The following booklet titled, “Free power, A Step Backward!” was published on October 18, 2004 and was authored by Harish Budhlani. In this booklet, the author introduces the problems of the Power Sector in India with a brief background and chronologically discusses various points. In addition to this, the booklet recalls the principal reasons of India’s continuing long term poor record in the power sector and other aspects and possible solutions and suggestions for the problem. The text suggests that the half-hearted approach of “two steps forward and one step backward” is of no help.