New Delhi: Number of electricity consumers in Delhi have increased by 71.92 per cent during the last ten years,
says the Economic Survey of Delhi (2018- 2019).
Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia presented the Economic Survey of Delhi (2018-2019) in the Assembly on Saturday.
The supply of electricity in Delhi periphery increased from 37484 million units in 2014-15 to 38510 million units in 2017-18. The total number of electricity consumers in Delhi are 57.55 lakh in 2017-18.
‘Number of electricity consumers in Delhi have increased by 71.92 per cent during the last ten years,’ the Survey said. The total power purchase has grown by 55.38 per cent during the last ten years. Peak demand increased from 5925 MW in 2014-15 to 6526 MW in 2017-18.
Aggregate Technical & Commercial (AT&C) losses in Delhi reduced significantly from 52 per cent in the pre-reform era to 9.41 per cent in 2017-18. A new scheme, namely, ‘Mukhyamantri Agriculture-cum-Solar Farm Scheme’ has been approved to promote and increase solar power generation.
The total installed capacity of renewable energy in Delhi is 170.35 MW (Solar 118.35 MW + Waste to Energy 52 MW) as on December 31 last year. Manufacturing sub-sector is the largest contributor in the secondary sector in the economy of Delhi. The income from manufacturing has increased from Rs 18907 crore in 2011-12 to Rs 40557 crore as per Advance Estimate 2018-19.
Number of working factories in Delhi increased from 8968 in 2014 to 9059 in 2017. Likewise, the estimated workers employed in these factories increased from 416927 in 2014 to 420156 in 2017.