India generates 811 billion units electricity in 2010-11
April 26th, 2011

PTI reported that India saw an electricity generation of 811 billion units in the last fiscal marginally lower than the set target primarily on account of shortage of coal and water.

The country needs enhanced infrastructure and power capacity to sustain high growth trajectory had targeted an electricity generation of 830.8 billion units in 2010-2011.

The figure represent a growth of over 5% as against 768.4 BU achieved in 2009-2010 financial year.

In the last fiscal, the electricity generation from thermal power sources stood at 664.9 BU compared to the target of 690.9 BU.

The CEA said that “Growth of thermal generation was mainly restricted due to coal shortages, receipt of poor quality or wet coal closure of some units in the Western region due to acute raw water shortage.”

Source – Indian Express

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