Hyderabad: Electricity consumption in the state is increasing day by day. For the first time in the history of Telangana, there was a record demand on Tuesday.
The highest electricity demand of 14,794 megawatts was recorded this afternoon. It is noteworthy that on the same day last year, the maximum consumption was 12,966 MW. Transco officials believe that there is likely to be more demand for power consumption in the coming days.
The reasons for the demand are attributed to increased cultivated area and industrial needs. However, officials said that 37 per cent of the total electricity consumption is for agriculture. It is stated that earlier only 35 per cent was used for agriculture. It is estimated that the demand has increased to 37 per cent as summer approaches. Officials say that provision of water to crops has increased across Telangana and water usage for horticultural crops has also increased.At present, it is known that farmers are cultivating crops depending on borewells in the state. Officials claim that the demand for electricity has increased in this order. Officials claim that the demand was likely to be more than 16,000 megawatts during the Rabi season. Officials made it clear that they will supply quality electricity regardless of the demand. (INN)