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Western region of India tops the list in installed capacity power: Power Ministry

According to reports, the western region of the country has the maximum of 32.51 per cent of the installed capacity of total 2,05,340.26 MW power, according to a latest report of the Power Ministry.

On a RTI query made by BJP leader and RTI activist Om Prakash Sharma, the Ministry stated in its reply that the maximum of installed capacity of power in the country relates to the thermal power, which accounts for 1,36,436.18 MW (or 66.44 per cent) of the total installed capacity.

 The installed capacity of nuclear power was just 2.32 per cent at 4,780 MW, the report said. The hydro power was 39,291.40 MW and the renewable energy source was 24,832.68 MW, it said.

The installed capacity in the state ownership of power plants is 86,275.40 MW, amounting to 42.01 per cent of the total capacity and the private ownership was 56,991.23 MW (27.75 pc) while the central ownership was to the tune of 62,078.63 MW (30.22 pc).

The report also gave the region wise capacity – northern region 66,068.14 MW ( 27.30 pc), southern region 53,156.61 MW ( 25.89 pc), eastern region 26,837.91 MW (13.06 pc), north eastern region 2,454.94 MW (1.19 pc) and islands 76.12 MW (0.03 pc).

The report further stated that of the total thermal power, coal contributed the maximum of 1,16,333.38 MW (85.26 pc), followed by gas which accounted for 18,903.05 MW (13.85 pc) and 1,199.75 MW (0.87 pc).

The northern region topped in the installed capacity of hydro power while the southern region was at the top in diesel (thermal) and renewable energy segment.

The western region topped in the coal, gas and nuclear energy installed capacity, the report indicated.

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