Bihar uses least power, Delhi the most

August 15th, 2011 - 12:03 pm ICT by IANS  

New Delhi, Aug 15 (IANS) The union territory of Dadra and Nagar Haveli tops the list on per capita power consumption in the country at 11,863.64 kWh while Bihar is at the bottom with just 122.11 kWh usage, as per information available with the power ministry.

Among the states, Delhi tops the list with 1,651.26 kWh, and Gujarat follows with 1,615.24 kWh. Maharashtra, in comparison, is well below these states with 1,028.22 kWh, while Punjab with 1,526.86 kWh and Himachal Pradesh with 1,379.99 kWh fare better.

Globally, India ranks 14th in per capita power consumption with 778.71 kWh, which is three times lower than that of China that is one notch higher on the list with 2,471 kWh. The world average is 2,782 kWh.

The top 10 positions are accounted for by Canada (17,053 kWh), the US (13,647 kWh), Australia (11,174 kWh), Japan (8,072 kWh), France (7,703 kWh), Germany (7,148 kWh), South Korea (8,853 KWh), the UK (6,067 kWh), Russia (6,443 kWh) and Italy (5,656 kWh).

According to the power ministry, among union territories, after Dadra and Nagar Haveli, Daman and Diu comes next with 7,118.23 kWh, Puducherry accounts for 1,743.37 kWh, and Chandigarh consumes 1,340.00 kWh.

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