Hydroelectricity generation jumps 16 pc this fiscal so far; share of non-fossil fuel at record high


Hydroelectricity generation jumps 16 pc this fiscal so far; share of non-fossil fuel at record high

India’s hydroelectricity generation soared 16 per cent this financial year so far, the highest in five years, as the share of power generated from non-fossil fuels jumped to a record high, feeding the rising energy demand of the world’s fastest-growing major economy.

Power Minister R K Singh said electricity generation in India rose 7.4 per cent in the first quarter ended June 2019, and 6.7 per cent in July. It was flat in September and tapered in the following month as excess rainfall in several parts of the country reduced demand for air conditioning and irrigation requirement.

“During April-October, electricity generation grew 1.2 per cent. There was a decline in October mainly because of excess rainfall led by a slump in air conditioning requirement. But Read More

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