ISSN (Print) - 0012-9976 | ISSN (Online) - 2349-8846

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Power-Areas of Darkness

Areas of Darkness TILL a few years ago, electric power was considered mainly an input for industrial growth, but with the rapid expansion of minor irrigation agricultural development is also becoming increasingly dependent on adequate and regular supply of power. At the same time, recourse to power-cuts and load-shedding has become frequent in the last two or three years in a large number of states suggesting that, despite the impressive statistics of growth of installed generating capacity and per capita power consumption, the policies and programmes of power development call for review, One would have, therefore, expected to find in the Annual Report of the Union Ministry of Irrigation and Power some discussion of the problems of meeting the rapidly growing industrial and agri- cultural demand for power

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