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Why there is shortage of electricity in UP ?

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Asked by manasi bhadouria, 04 Aug '13 08:17 pm
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Homes and farms are consuming more power today than industries and businesses.

India has suffered consistent power shortages since Independence in 1947. Peak demand shortage is more than 10%, whereas the overall energy shortage is more than 7%.

Sixty-five years after Independence, only nine states - Andhra Pradesh, Gujarat, Karnataka, Goa, Delhi, Haryana, Kerala, Punjab and Tamil Nadu - of 28 have been officially declared totally electrified.

India remains perennially energy starved despite 15% or more of federal funds being allocated to the power sector. Bankrupt state-run electricity boards, an acute shortage of coal, skewed subsidises which end up benefiting rich farmers, power theft, and under-performing private distribution agencies are to blame,
Transmission and distribution losses have leapt from 22% in 1995-96 to about 25.6% in 2009-2010.
The states with the worst losses are Indian-administered Kashmir, Bihar, Chhattisgarh, Jharkhand and Madhya Pradesh. The best pe ...more
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Answered by anil garg, 14 Aug '13 01:42 am

 
  
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Less is generated
Answered by Quest, 05 Aug '13 11:02 am

 
  
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Jai shri ram up is biggest state.the demand is more than supply.politicians/bureaucrats never paid proper attention to solve problem involved in corruption and vote politics.too much power is lost through illegal means.
Answered by Ramesh Agarwal, 04 Aug '13 08:37 pm

 
  
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Demand is more than the supply.
India's electricity sector faces many issues. Some are:
Government giveaways such as free electricity for farmers, partly to curry political favor, have depleted the cash reserves of state-run electricity-distribution system. This has financially crippled the distribution network, and its ability to pay for power to meet the demand. This situation has been worsened by government departments of India that do not pay their bills.
Shortages of fuel: despite abundant reserves of coal, India is facing a severe shortage of coal. The country isn't producing enough to feed its power plants. Some plants do not have reserve coal supplies to last a day of operations. India's monopoly coal producer, state-controlled Coal India, is constrained by primitive mining techniques and is rife with theft and corruption; Coal India has consistently missed production targets and growth targets. Poor coal transport infrastructure has worsened these problems. To expand its co ...more
Answered by Lucky, 04 Aug '13 08:25 pm

 
  
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*Less generations.
*Rampant pilferages.
Answered by Kanai Chakraberti, 04 Aug '13 08:20 pm

 
  
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