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Government hopeful of reducing power deficit to half… Really??

Like I have mentioned in my previous posts on the power sector, I re-iterate — the Indian sub-continent is plagued by power shortages and is likely to continue in the medium term. Capacity addition during the current year (2010-11) as well as the current five-year plan period (2007-12) is way below target.

The head of CEA claims that “the deficit could fall to 6.5 percent in the fiscal year ending March 2012 from the current 13.8 percent”. However, there is a big question mark (?)

He adds “In case we commission the entire 62,000 MW, this will be sufficient to bring down the peak power deficit to 6.5 percent”. Now, the catch here is “INCASE”. do not be surprised to read that the five-year target has been dramatically below target, as the target has already been revised downwards from 78,700 mw to 62,000 mw.

Read details of the press statement made by CEA. click here

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