August 3, 2022

Energy Minister Pratap Keshari Deb – The New Indian Express

By Express press service

BHUBANESWAR: Even though electricity consumption in Odisha’s agriculture sector is only 2.72% of total energy needs, the state government has said there are no proposals to supply electricity. free electricity to the agricultural sector.

Responding to a question from BJP MP Mohan Majhi, Energy Minister Pratap Keshari Deb informed the Assembly that electricity consumption in the agricultural sector increased slightly from 158 million units (MU) to 806 UM over the past 10 years.

The Minister said that the power consumption in TPCODL’s area of ​​operation was 27.2 MU in 2012-13 and increased to 53 MU in 2021-22. In the TPNODL and TPSODL zones, the energy consumption of the agricultural sector went respectively from 46 UM to 120.67 UM and from 23 UM to 148.44 UM. The consumption growth in TPWODL is from 61.85 MU to 484.33 MU.

In its report on key regulatory parameters of the electric utility, the Rural Electrification Corporation (REC) said that a few states like Andhra Pradesh, Tamil Nadu and Karnataka provided electricity to the agricultural sector free of charge. States like Chhattisgarh, Haryana, Uttar Pradesh, Telangana and Arunachal Pradesh provide subsidies for energy use among low transmission consumers.

Although Odisha does not provide direct subsidies to consumers in the agricultural sector, the state has subsidized the unit rate of Rs 1.5 for LT consumers and Rs 1.4 for HT consumers.

Electricity consumption in Odisha’s agricultural sector is one of the lowest in the country. Compared to the total energy consumption of CU27,000 in 2021-22, the actual consumption in the agricultural sector was CU806.

BHUBANESWAR: Even though electricity consumption in Odisha’s agriculture sector is only 2.72% of total energy needs, the state government has said there are no proposals to supply electricity. free electricity to the agricultural sector. Responding to a question from BJP MP Mohan Majhi, Energy Minister Pratap Keshari Deb informed the Assembly that electricity consumption in the agricultural sector increased slightly from 158 million units (MU) to 806 UM over the past 10 years. The Minister said that the power consumption in TPCODL’s area of ​​operation was 27.2 MU in 2012-13 and increased to 53 MU in 2021-22. In the TPNODL and TPSODL zones, the energy consumption of the agricultural sector went respectively from 46 UM to 120.67 UM and from 23 UM to 148.44 UM. The consumption growth in TPWODL is from 61.85 MU to 484.33 MU. In its report on key regulatory parameters of the electric utility, the Rural Electrification Corporation (REC) said that a few states like Andhra Pradesh, Tamil Nadu and Karnataka provided electricity to the agricultural sector free of charge. States like Chhattisgarh, Haryana, Uttar Pradesh, Telangana and Arunachal Pradesh provide subsidies for energy use among low transmission consumers. Although Odisha does not provide direct subsidies to consumers in the agricultural sector, the state has subsidized the unit rate of Rs 1.5 for LT consumers and Rs 1.4 for HT consumers. Electricity consumption in Odisha’s agricultural sector is one of the lowest in the country. Compared to the total energy consumption of CU27,000 in 2021-22, the actual consumption in the agricultural sector was CU806.