The state which was initially struggling to meet even the peak demand of 5,700 mw powers in June 2014, when Telangana came into being, the State has come a long way to meet a record demand of 10,598 mw as the consumption by the Agricultural sector reached new heights. According to the power utility officials, the demand reached this height because of the prevailing dry spell across the State and increase in the consumption by the agricultural sector which was approximately one-third of the total demand met. Agricultural operations like the plantation of paddy and irrigating standing crops are in full swing. The consumption was at all the time 225 mu. The state which was unable to purchase energy due to lack of transmission lines from other States in 2014, has sold the same to others who needed it, thereby earning revenues through spot sales in the power exchange.
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