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India per capita power consumption state wise

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VenugopalDadra & Nagar Haveli has the highest per capita electricity consumption in the country at 11,863.64 kWh while Bihar has the lowest at 122.11 kWh as per the latest available State/UT wise data on annual per capita consumption of electricity in the country for the year 2009-10. National average is 778.71. Per capita consumption for Kerala is well below national average at 525.25. In a written reply to a question in Lok Sabha Mr KC Venugopal minister of state for power stated that the National Electricity Policy aims to increase per capita availability of electricity to over 1000 units by 2012. He added that the per capita consumption of electricity in the country is much lower than that of many developed countries.
Among the states, Delhi tops the list with 1,651.26 kWh, and Gujarat follows with 1,615.24 kWh. Maharashtra, in comparison, is well below these states with 1,028.22 kWh, while Punjab with 1,526.86 kWh and Himachal Pradesh with 1,379.99 kWh fare better. Globally, per capita power consumption of India is 778.71 kWh, which is three times lower than that of China that is one notch higher on the list with 2,471 kWh.

The top 10 positions are accounted for by Canada (17,053 kWh), the US (13,647 kWh), Australia (11,174 kWh), Japan (8,072 kWh), France (7,703 kWh), Germany (7,148 kWh), South Korea (8,853 KWh), the UK (6,067 kWh), Russia (6,443 kWh) and Italy (5,656 kWh).

According to the power ministry, among union territories, after Dadra and Nagar Haveli, Daman and Diu comes next with 7,118.23 kWh, Puducherry accounts for 1,743.37 kWh, and Chandigarh consumes 1,340.00 kWh.

The Minister said that the Planning Commission had fixed a capacity addition target of 62,374 MW during the Mid Term Appraisal. Projects aggregating to 40,131 MW have been commissioned till August 5th 2011 during 11th Plan and the remaining projects are under construction.

Mr Venugopal said that the other steps taken by the government to increase availability of power in the country which will in turn lead to enhancement in per capita availability of power include

1. Rigorous monitoring of the on going capacity addition program

2. Initiative for augmentation of domestic manufacturing capacity of power plant equipment

3. Development of Ultra Mega Power Projects of 4000 MW each

4. harnessing surplus captive power into the grid

5. Renovation, Modernization & Life Extension of old and inefficient generating units

6. Development of an extensive network of high voltage transmission for transfer of power from surplus to deficit regions, etc.

Statewise per capita electricity consumption in 2009-10

States / UTs kWh
Haryana 1222.21
Himachal Pradesh 1379.99
Jammu & Kashmir 952.02
Punjab 1526.86
Rajasthan 736.20
Uttar Pradesh 348.37
Uttarakhand 1112.29
Chandigarh 1340.00
Delhi 1651.26
Sub-Total (NR) 695.11
Gujarat 1615.24
Madhya Pradesh 602.07
Chhattisgarh 1546.94
Maharashtra 1028.22
Goa 2263.63
Daman & Diu 7118.23
D & N Haveli 11863.64
Sub-Total (WR) 1116.92
Andhra Pradesh 966.99
Karnataka 903.24
Kerala 525.25
Tamil Nadu 1131.58
Puducherry 1743.37
Lakshadweep 418.14
Sub-Total 938.88
Bihar 122.11
Jharkhand 880.43
Orissa 874.26
West Bengal 550.16
A & N Islands 493.98
Sikkim 850.00
Sub-Total (ER) 481.36
Assam 204.80
Manipur 240.22
Meghalaya 675.19
Nagaland 218.03
Tripura 335.47
Arunachal Pradesh 470.00
Mizoram 376.99
Sub-Total (NER) 257.98
Total(All India) 778.71

Per capita electricity consumption in 2008

Sl Country kwh
1 Canada 17053
2 USA 13647
3 Australia 11174
4 Japan 8072
5 France 7703
6 Germany 7148
7 Korea 8853
8 UK 6067
9 Russia 6443
10 Italy 5656
11 South Africa 4770
12 Brazil 2232
13 China 2471
14 India 734*
15 World 2782

*2008 data



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