Delhi is the most power-hun­gry metro

Down to Earth - - THE FORTNIGHT -

DELHI CON­SUMES more elec­tric­ity than the states of Hi­machal Pradesh, Jammu and Kash­mir, Ch­hat­tis­garh, Ker­ala, Bi­har, Jhark­hand, Odisha, and all states of the North East, sug­gests the latest re­port by the Cen­tral gov­ern­ment agency Cen­tral Elec­tric­ity Au­thor­ity. The re­port also high­lights that the cap­i­tal uses more power than all the other met­ros put to­gether. It sug­gests that house­holds are pri­mar­ily re­spon­si­ble for the alarm­ingly high con­sump­tion of power. Delhi's house­hold elec­tric­ity con­sump­tion per capita is about 43 units per month against a na­tional av­er­age of 25. This might be be­cause the do­mes­tic power tar­iff in Delhi is the low­est among all met­ros.

VIKAS CHOUDHARY / CSE

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