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

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SAIGON-A Year after the Paris Agreement

 Nadu has far outstripped the increase in generating capacity. At the beginning of the first Plan the demand was only 110 MW, but currently it is estimated to be in the region of 1,500 MW and by 1980-81 it is expected to touch 3,820 MW. To meet demand of this order an effective capacity of 4,590 MW would be required by 1980-81. But available capacity, both from existing power houses and those under construction, is expected to be only 2,040 MW. There is thus a huge deficit of 2,550 MW which will have to be bridged by the installation of additional capacity and large-scale purchases from neighbouring states. The scope for the latter is not bright since none of these states is likely to have a surplus, given the rise in their own demand for power.

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