Telangana’s per capita power consumption up 59% at 1,727 units

Our Bureau | | Updated on: Dec 06, 2021

The per capita power consumption in Telangana State has shot up by 59.3 per cent to 1,727 units as against 1,084 units during 2013-14.

The new State, which was reeling under severe power shortage during the year when the State was bifurcated in June 2014 has seen robust growth in the sector as also power consumption which has shot up to about 11,000 mw due to surge in demand from the agriculture sector as well, which is provided round the clock power.

As per the Central Electricity Agency findings, Telangana has emerged No 1 in power front with 13.62% growth in power consumption.

According to D Prabhakar Rao, CMD, Transco and Genco, “Telangana State secured the first place in the country in power consumption and per capita power consumption, both part of development indexes. The Central Electricity Authority has announced the details of the progress of various states in power sector for the year 2017-18.”

By recording 13.62% annual growth rate in power consumption, Telangana stands first in the country followed by Uttar Pradesh which registered 11.92 per cent growth and Andhra Pradesh with 7.43% growth respectively. Maharashtra now stands fourth with 7.4% growth.

In 2016-17 in Telangana State the power consumption was 53,017 million units and this has gone up to 60,237 mu in 2017-18, as against the country’s average growth rate of 6.11%.

Free power

Telangana is offering round the clock, 24 hour free power supply to the agriculture sector and various other consumer categories, including industries.

After formation of Telangana, 4.28 lakh agriculture pump set connections were sanctioned. While the aggregate pump set connections from 2010 to 2014 were only 2,82,875, during 2014-18 (in four years) the aggregate agriculture pump set connections were 4,28,208.

The CMD said while the growth rate in power consumption during 2017-18 was 13.64%, in the same period in Telangana, the GSDP growth rate was 14.1%. Due to improvement in power supply the production and productivity increased in agriculture and industrial sectors as well as registering considerable progress in service sector.

Published on November 02, 2018
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