Increased demand in agriculture coupled with a rise in temperature has pushed up electricity consumption across Gujarat. The power demand in the state touched a record high of 17,652 MW at around 2pm on Wednesday. The demand had been 17,500 MW on Tuesday as well, said sources.
Industry experts attribute the spike in demand from agriculture sector to daily temperature rising to 36 degrees in the wake of inadequate rainfall. The demand is even higher than the summer months. Sources also revealed that the state usually witnesses the highest demand in September-October period. Read more
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