Power supply improves in MP

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Bhopal, May 25 (UNI) The Madhya Pradesh Government has claimed that power supply has improved in the state in the wake of improvement in the supply of coal to thermal power plants from Centre, following persistent efforts by the government in this regard.

According to the Energy Department, no power-cut was made anywhere in the state on May 23. Power is being supplied for 21 hours instead of 9 hours in districts, for 19 hours instead of 15 in tahsils and for 16 hours instead of 12 in villages, an official release here said.

The gap between demand and supply of power was decreasing.

On May 23, 3,765 MW power was supplied against the demand for 4,320 MW between 0600 hrs to 1800 hrs, while 4,690 MW power was supplied against demand for 5,260 MW in the second phase between 1800 hrs to 2300 hrs.

In the third phase, from 2300 hrs to 0600 hrs, 4,400 MW power was supplied against the demand for 4,690 MW.

Madhya Pradesh was permitted to draw more power than its quota from the grid, but in the wake of improvement in the situation, the state is drawing power of its share only, the release added.

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