The Union power ministry on Monday mentioned that peak power demand deficit in the nation was almost wiped out in 2020-21 interval.
Providing statistics, the ministry mentioned the deficit stood at 0.4 per cent in 2020-21 in comparison with 16.6 per cent in 2007-08 and 10.6 per cent in 2011-12.
In the present 12 months (2021-22) until October, the height power demand has been (-)1.2 per cent and the marginal spike was attributable to the annual submit monsoon strain on power output.
This can also be prone to normalise by the top of the 12 months, the ministry mentioned in a press release.
According to the assertion, India had an enormous power deficit of 16.6 per cent in 2007-08 and in 2011-12, it was 10.6 per cent.
Through the multi-pronged, complete and aggressive interventions of the federal government, this deficit is close to about wiped out, persistently over the past three years — 0.4 per cent in 2020-21, 0.7 per cent in 2019-20 and 0.8 per cent in 2018-19, the assertion mentioned.
This transformation from an acutely power deficit nation to a scenario of demand being met, apart from an especially marginal shortfall of lower than 1 per cent, has been made attainable by the schemes introduced in by the present authorities to handle the sad scenario, it famous.
The schemes embody Deen Dayal Upadhyaya Gram Jyoti Yojana (DDUGJY), which was introduced in July, 2015 for infrastructure push in the agricultural sector and the Integrated Power Development Scheme (IPDS), which was launched in November 2014, to handle power infrastructure gaps in city areas.
The assertion mentioned the Pradhan Mantri Sahaj Bijli Har Ghar Yojana (Saubhagya) scheme launched in September, 2017 had the imaginative and prescient to take electrical energy to each family (prepared). It has been capable of provide electrical energy connections to 2.8 to crore households which have been hither to in darkness, it added.
In the final almost seven years, the augmentation of the put in power capability in the nation has been 1,55,377 MW.
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