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UP to Bihar: Power supply dips in rural areas of some major states

The CEA's data (till February 2023) showed it was 23.7 hours in urban India

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On reduction in average daily power supply in rural areas of states such as Bihar, Madhya Pradesh, Telangana and Himachal Pradesh, he said supply and distribution were done by the state government concerned

Deepak PatelShreya Jai New Delhi

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Bhopura in Ghaziabad, barely 20 km from central Delhi, has, over the past 30 days, been facing power cuts running into 8-10 hours a day. Rain plays havoc as electricity supply is cut in advance.

Bhopura is not an exception. Several towns and villages in UP are complaining about unscheduled power cuts, which led to Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath reprimanding officials and asking them to ensure “uninterrupted power supply”.

But it is an uphill task for the state, given the dire power supply situation. The data reviewed by Business Standard shows average power supply in the state’s rural areas decreased to 16.03

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First Published: Jun 30 2023 | 6:15 AM IST

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