Power consumption in Kashmir rises by 7.9 % compared to previous year

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Jammu: Kashmir has consumed 64,588 million units of energy, registering a 7.98 per cent rise this year in its power consumption compared to last year’s, quoting officials new agency PTI reported.

J-K Chief Secretary Arun Kumar Mehta was apprised of the latest trend in power consumption in the valley during a high-level meeting chaired by him to take stock of the functioning of the Union Territory’s Power Development Department.

The electricity consumption in the Kashmir valley last year had stood at 59,796.19 million units.

Similarly, there is a 17.33 per cent increase in the peak load consumption in Kashmir which indicated a rapidly rising demand for electricity and its peak load over last year, they added.

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