West Bengal’s power demand back to pre-pandemic level

The West Bengal’s power demand that had dipped by 22 per cent during the lockdown has revived to the pre-Covid level, a key indicator that the state’s economic activity is getting back on track.

According to state power minister, the power utilities in the state had encountered two major obstacles in these past few months — the Covid situation that saw demand drop drastically as industries and commercial establishments were shut and cyclone Amphan that devastated infrastructure in south Bengal districts. The state has overcome both challenges and demand is now back to mid-March levels, with the statewide demand hovering around 8,000 MW.

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