Expressing satisfaction over the rising electrical energy demand, regardless of scarcity of coal, the Energy Ministry on Tuesday mentioned that 124 billion models of electrical energy was consumed in August 2021, which was round 20 per cent greater than 106 billion models consumed in August 2019 – that was a pre-pandemic interval.
The ministry mentioned that there was a rise in demand since August this yr, which “is a optimistic signal and signifies that the financial system is rising”.
It mentioned that the demand on October 4, 2021 was 1,74,000 mw, which was 15,000 mw greater than the corresponding day of final yr, i.e. October 4, 2020.
The ministry mentioned that demand can be on the rise as a result of greater than 28 million households had acquired electrical energy connections beneath its SAUBHAGYA or Pradhan Mantri Sahaj Bijli Har Ghar Yojana, and now they had been buying electrical home equipment like followers, coolers, air conditioners and tv units.
Beneath SAUBHAGYA, all un-electrified households are being offered electrical energy connections.
Referring to the scarcity of coal in a number of energy crops, the ministry mentioned in its assertion that poor provide of dry gas was primarily resulting from steady rainfall in coal bearing areas in the course of the months of August and September.
Nonetheless it added that now provides have improved as on October 4, 2021, 263 rakes had been dispatched to crops, which had been 15 greater than the rakes dispatched on yesterday, i.e. October 3, 2021.
The Energy Ministry mentioned that whereas the typical coal inventory as on October 3 in energy crops might final for 4 days, resulting from the truth that it’s a rolling inventory and dry gas is dispatched each day, there will not be a disaster.
By the way even Energy Minister R Okay Singh on Tuesday had advised NDTV that coal scarcity within the nation has not led to an influence disaster but and there’s no want for rationing at current. (Additionally Learn: https://www.ndtv.com/india-news/rk-singh-no-crisis-yet-says-power-minister-on-reports-of-4-days-of-coal-reserves-left-2564604#pfrom=home-ndtv_topstories)
He had even insisted that coal manufacturing will have the ability to meet the demand over the following few days.