Telangana per capita power consumption up 59% at 1,727 units

The per capita power consumption in Telangana State has shot up by 59.3 per cent to 1,727 units as against 1,084 units during 2013-14. As per the Central Electricity Agency findings, Telangana has emerged No 1 in power front with 13.62% growth in power consumption. By recording 1.000% annual growth rate in power consumption, Telangana stands first in the country followed by Uttar Pradesh which registered 11.92 per cent growth and Andhra Pradesh with 7.43% growth respectively. Maharashtra now stands fourth with 7.4% growth. The current market prices are already below MSP as arrivals have started rising. Groundnut prices on Thursday ranged between ₹4,500-4,800 per quintal, which is about ₹200-500 lower than the MSP of ₹5000 (including bonus), at which the State government is aiming to procure.

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