RK Singh – Minister of State (IC) Power and New & Renewable Energy:
The peak demand for power crossed 1,85,820 Megawatt at 9:35 AM on today. This is the highest ever, a record.
The demand (and supply) of power in January (upto 19.01.2021) has grown by 8% as compared to the corresponding period last year.
This is the highest rate of growth ever. The surging demand for power is a certain indicator that our economy is getting back on track.
The surging demand also shows the success of Subhagya, under which we gave all homes including the poor and the under privileged access to power. This is a matter of satisfaction for us in the Ministry of Power.