The consumption of power in Telangana touched 10,598 MW on Friday morning by the agriculture sector, according to state discoms.
Record power consumption in Telangana by agriculture sector
The officials said that the reason for the rise in the power demand is due to low rainfall across the state which has met one-third of the total demand. As the cultivation of paddy is in full swing, the need for water also increased which in turn needs more power.
According to D. Prabhakar Rao, Chairman and Managing Director of Telangana State Genco and Telangana State Transco, the power demand will increase to 11,000 MW by the end of this month if the dry spell continues.