Power generation in India falls by 2.9 per cent in the second half of April over the first half.

India’s power generation was lower by 2.9 per cent in the second half of April as compared to the first half of the month as the curfews and lockdowns decreased the demand for power.

The demand for power in key industrialised states such asMaharashtra, Tamil Nadu and Gujarat fell by 2.1 per cent during this period. These states account for nearly one-third of the total electricity consumption. Electricity supply in Karnataka fell by 15 per cent while supply to Delhi fell over 10 per centduring the second half of April. Telangana saw the steepest drop of over 23 per cent in this period. Overall, India’s total power supply fell by 3.3 per cent.

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