Telangana is glittering, says the Grid India report

The Grid India report has said there is a power deficit across the country while the Telangana state remains glittering. There is a severe shortage of power supply in Congress and BJP-ruled states while there is no shortage at all in the Telangana state.

The reports said there is a deficit of eight gigawatts of power supply. Frequent power cuts are in Uttar Pradesh, Bihar and Gujarat state. In Uttar Pradesh, as many as 74 circles have frequent power cuts. Even the neighbouring Andhra Pradesh state is facing a shortage and people coming onto roads in protest demanding good uninterrupted current supply.

The Telangana state steadily made excellent progress in the energy sector. The average per capita power consumption in the country is just 1,255 units while that of Telangana state is a whopping 2,166 units. The installed capacity in 2014 when the state was formed was 7,778 MW which rose to 18,756 MW in 2023. The peak demand for power in Telangana was 6,700 MW in 2014 and in 2023 it is 15,497 MW now.

The per capita power consumption witnessed an increase of 79 per cent, power capacity increased by 141 per cent while the peak demand saw a rise of 131 per cent in the just decade-old Telangana state in the country.

Headed by Chief Minister Mr K Chandrashekhar Rao, the state government is providing 24-hour free power supply to the farmers, power supply on subsidy to traditional vocations such as saloons, dhobi ghats, and laundry shops among others. It is able to meet the completed demand for power supply of a growing number of industries.

By Gollapudi Srinivasa Rao