MP sells more power in 2015-16 against 2014-15
|Source: The Hitavada Date: 06 Mar 2017 12:05:18|
By Rajan Raikwar,
In comparison to 2014-15, it sold 9.4 percent more power in 2015-16. This has been stated in the Madhya Pradesh Economic Survey Report (2016-17)
Madhya Pradesh has not only become self sufficient in power, but it is also selling power to other states. In comparison to 2014-15, it sold 9.4 percent more power in 2015-16. This has been stated in the Madhya Pradesh Economic Survey Report (2016-17).
The report further says that in financial year 2015-16, total power supply was 64149 million units against 57407 million units in 2014-15. This shows growth of power supply by 11.74 percent. During the period 2015-16, maximum 41.5 percent power was used in agriculture sector. Meanwhile, 23 percent power was used for domestic purpose use.
The report emphasizes that by seeing constant growth in power production capacity and transmission capacity, there is possibility that power will be adequately available for agriculture and industries.
On the other hand, average of rural electrification has come to 85 percent and it is a remarkable achievement. The report adds that total power availability by May 2017 was 17515 MW.
Owing to work done to improve infrastructure, situation pertaining to power transmission and distribution system has become better. Such is the situation that transmission network capacity increased to 14100 Megawatt from 3890 Megawatt 2002-03. This growth is almost 262 percent.
However, entire State is not fully electrified. This could be gauged from the fact that in the situation of January 2017, there were 64 such villages, which were not electrified in State.
In other words, we can say that since independence, these villages have not seen the electricity light in Madhya Pradesh.
Madhya Pradesh Economic Survey report says that out of 64 non-electrified villages, work of electricity line expansion through traditional manner will be done in 42 villages and electrification work in remaining 20 villages will be done through non-traditional energy sources.