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Per Capita Power Consumption in India

While the government has managed to record a sharp rise in electricity generation capacity of 40,131 MW during the twelfth plan period (2007-12)– highest in any plan period, India still ranks low in per capita consumption.

The latest data released by the government shows that the per capita consumption of electricity in India is much lower than that of many developed countries. India ranks 14th with 734 kWh power consumed per person during the calendar year 2008. The world average stands at 2,782 kWh

STATEMENT SHOWING STATE-WISE PER CAPITA ELECTRICITY CONSUMPTION IN THE COUNTRY FOR THE YEAR 2009-10
States / UTs Per Capita Consumption of Electricity(kWh)
Haryana 1222.21
Himachal Pradesh 1379.99
Jammu & Kashmir 952.02
Punjab 1526.86
Rajasthan 736.2
Uttar Pradesh 348.37
Uttarakhand 1112.29
Chandigarh 1340
Delhi 1651.26
Sub-Total (NR) 695.11
Gujarat 1615.24
Madhya Pradesh 602.07
Chhattisgarh 1546.94
Maharashtra 1028.22
Goa 2263.63
Daman & Diu 7118.23
D & N Haveli 11863.64
Sub-Total (WR) 1116.92
Andhra Pradesh 966.99
Karnataka 903.24
Kerala 525.25
Tamil Nadu 1131.58
Puducherry 1743.37
Lakshadweep 418.14
Sub-Total (SR) 938.88
Bihar 122.11
Jharkhand 880.43
Orissa 874.26
West Bengal  550.16
A & N Islands 493.98
Sikkim 850
Sub-Total (ER) 481.36
Assam 204.8
Manipur 240.22
Meghalaya 675.19
Nagaland 218.03
Tripura 335.47
Arunachal Pradesh 470
Mizoram 376.99
Sub-Total (NER) 257.98
Total(All India) 778.71

 

PER CAPITA ELECTRICITY CONSUMPTION : COMPARATIVE POSITION (in kWh)
Sl. No. Country Year 2008
1 Canada 17053
2 USA 13647
3 Australia 11174
4 Japan 8072
5 France 7703
6 Germany 7148
7 Korea 8853
8 UK 6067
9 Russia 6443
10 Italy 5656
11 South Africa 4770
12 Brazil 2232
13 China 2471
14 India 734*
15 World 2782

 * Per Capita energy consumption for 2008-09 : 734 kWh and the same for 2009-10 is 779 kWh.

 

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