Electricity consumers up; consumption declines: UP minister


Electricity consumers up; consumption declines: UP minister

Uttar Pradesh Energy Minister Shrikant Sharma has said that despite rise in number of electricity consumers in the state, the power consumption has been reduced.

“Despite rise in number of consumers, the power consumption has reduced. This is an achievement for the department. It is result of transparent functioning, and awareness of consumers for saving energy,” Sharma told reporters here.

He said that in last two years, one crore new consumers have been added but power consumption has been reduced by 3,226 million unit.

Until March 2018, there were 2.55 crore power connections on which consumption was 1.09 lakh MU. Now, the connections are 3.19 crore and the consumption reduced by 3.66 per cent to 97.76 thousand MU, he added. Read More

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