India recorded overall power deficit of 0.7% in the first 7 months of the current fiscal, with availability of 681.34 billion units, as against demand of 686.09 BU, Parliament was informed on Thursday.
The government has planned to make the country energy surplus with generating target of 1,178 billion units to achieve overall electricity surplus of 1.1% in 2016-17. According to the Load Generation Balance Report (LGBR) for 2016-17, the Centre has set a target of generating 1,178 billion units with overall surplus of 1.1% and peak surplus of 2.6%. In a written reply to the Lok Sabha on Thursday, Power Minister Piyush Goyal stated that 681.34 BU were available against the power demand of 686.09 BU during the April-October period this fiscal recording a deficit of 0.7 per cent. In 2015-16, this deficit was 2.1 per cent.