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India reaches electricity generation capacity

Minister of States for Power and New and Renewable Energy R K Singh said in a written reply to a question in the Lok Sabha that India’s installed power generation capacity has reached 364.9 gigawatts. The country is now in a comfortable position to meet its electric demand. The peak as well as energy requirement deficit was less than 1% during the first seven months of 2019-20.

“The government is supporting the states/UTs in augmenting and strengthening the intra-state transmission and distribution network through various schemes including Deen Dayal Upadhyaya Gram Jyoti Yojana and Integrated Power Development Scheme,” the minister added.