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Coronavirus impact | India's electricity output shows signs of recovery in June

The recovery in power demand in the second half of June was largely led by higher consumption by industrial regions such as western states of Maharashtra and Gujarat, and Delhi in the north.

July 03, 2020 / 10:57 PM IST

India’s electricity generation recovered slightly in June, driven by increased power consumption in industrial western states, provisional government data showed.

The power generation in June fell 9.9 percent, a Reuters analysis of daily load despatch data from federal grid operator POSOCO showed, compared with a 14.3 percent decline in May.

In the second half of June, electricity generation declined 5.3 percent, compared with a 14.5 percent slide during the first fifteen days of the month.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi has been citing electricity consumption to show there are “greenshoots” in the Indian economy