Power Ministry should find out latent demand of electricity: Panel

NEW DELHI: The Power Ministry has not spelt out its efforts to find out the latent demand of electricity in the country, which would help government framing energy policy, a Parliamentary panel said.

“The committee are not convinced with the reply of the Ministry as it merely mention the factual position and does not spell out efforts of the Ministry in this regard (latent demand),” the Parliamentary Standing Committee on Energy said in its report tabled in the Lok Sabha today.
“Complete Statistics helps in policy planning and energy demand/production for the country. The committee therefore desire that the government must compile and consolidate comprehensive statistics taking into account the latent demand of energy assuming every person has to be provided at least fair minimum amount of electricity.”

Latent demand is a phenomenon that after supply increases, more of a commodity or service is consumed.

The Power Ministry in its reply to Committee ha ..

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