SME Times News Bureau | 09 Aug, 2013
India is projected to see an electricity supply shortfall of 6.7 percent
in the current fiscal and the southern states are expected to have
energy shortage of as much as 19.1 percent during 2013-14, Power
Minister Jyotiraditya Scindia informed parliament Thursday.
view of the latest projections from the Central Electricity Authority,
the steps taken and on-going to overcome power shortage include
accelerating generating capacity addition during the 12th Plan (2012-16)
with a proposed target of 88,537 MW, rigorous monitoring of on-going
capacity addition and development of Ultra Mega Power Projects of 4000
MW, the minister said in a written reply.
Scindia added that to
meet the shortfall in coal supplies to thermal power stations from
indigenous sources, the power utilities have been advised to import
The capacity addition in the current fiscal would be 18,432 MW with majority contribution coming from coal-based power.