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POWER STRIFE

The demand per day for power in the state this year. The summer heat may be one of the reasons

india Updated: May 07, 2006 01:46 IST
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Protests rage as the state faces its worst crisis

DEMAND 7500MW

The demand per day for power in the state this year. The summer heat may be one of the reasons

SUPPLY 2200MW

Total power from the outdated thermal and hydro plants. Regular faults in the plants only make it worse

GAP 2500MW

This is the demand-supply gap per day despite the state overdrawing electricity from the grid

WHAT CM PROMISED

Chief Minister Mulayam Singh Yadav had on June 10, 2004, said Uttar Pradesh’s power shortage will be over within three years. “The state will not only meet its own demand but will also export 2,000 MW of electricity to other states after three years,” he had said. It came after the state entered into an agreement with Reliance Energy Ltd for a 3,000 MW power plant at Dadri

PROMISE NOT KEPT

Two years have passed since the CM’s promise but things have only gone from bad to worse. While former prime minister V.P. Singh intends to “plough the land” acquired by REL at Dadri for the company's alleged failure to begin work, the demand and supply gap has gone from 1,500 MW in 2004 to 2,500 MW in 2006