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Admin Reporter- POOJA1

Aug 01 2020


Power consumption slump drops to 2.64% in July; may hit normal level in Aug

Saturday, 1 August 2020

The slump in power consumption has narrowed to just 2.64 per cent in July at 113.48 billion units (BU) indicating spurt in economic activity and raised hopes that it would touch normal level this month.Power consumption in July last year was at 116.48 BU, as per power ministry data.The latest data of the power ministry shows that power consumption has improved after government started giving relaxations for economic activities and onset of summers.

 

 

 

 

The government had imposed lockdown to contain Covid-19 on March 25, 2020 which affected commercial and industrial electricity demand as well as consumption.Power consumption in June had declined 10.93 per cent to 105.08 BU, as compared to 117.98 BU a year ago.Similarly, power consumption in the country was down by 14.86 per cent in May and 23.21 per cent April this year.

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