For the first time in Indian history, it has been declared that India will not have power deficit for the year 2016-2017. As per the reports of Economic Times, a situation officials say it is an outcome of the current government’s initiatives to resolve burning issues like fuel scarcity. The country will have a surplus of 3.1% during peak hours and 1.1% during non-peak hours during 2016-17, latest data from the Central Electricity Authority shows.
This is the first time that the country has declared a year of no shortage though many regions have had power surplus for shorter periods. In 2015-16, the peak hour deficit stood at -3.2% while non-peak hour deficit was at -2.1%. The deficit was as high as 13% about a decade ago.
This power surplus is a big achievement for NDA Government.
— Nirmala Sitharaman (@nsitharaman) June 4, 2016