Over the last couple of days, heavy to very heavy rainslashed Dangs, Navsari, Valsad and Tapi districtsin South Gujarat, Gir Somnath, Amreli and Dwarkadistricts in Saurashtra and Narmada, Vadodara and Panchmahal districts in Central Gujarat.
The demand for power from the agriculture sector in the districts that received heavy rains has come down to almost nil, he said.
"The demand for power has dropped to 13,000 mw from the peak of 16,000 mw in May and June when Gujaratwas reeling under severe heatwave conditions," he told PTI.
The heavy rains have reduced the demand for power for cooling as well as for operating pumps to draw groundwater for farm-related purposes, the official said.
The southwest monsoon covered several parts of the state in the last couple of days and more than half a dozen districts have received excess rainfall.
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