Union Power Minister Piyush Goyal said that growth of power generation has risen to 9.5% this year, almost double what it was till 2014. Power generation growth in the last decade has been 5.65%, reported PTI. The minister also said that energy shortage was reduced by 87% in the last two years. There is currently a deficit of 14 million units of power, while it was 110 mu in 2014 and 62 mu in 2015.
Goyal said all the information was available on the Vidyut Pravah mobile app, which was launched to provide highlights of power availability in the country on real time basis. It offers data on current demand, shortages, surplus power and prices.
Goyal said that power was available for around Rs 2 per unit in several states on Sunday. The states included Jammu and Kashmir, Punjab, Delhi, Rajasthan, Uttar Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh, Andhra Pradesh, Telangana and Odisha.