Electricity consumption in July 2020 was 112.14 billion units. This is only slightly less than the figure of 116.48 billion units before the pandemic i.e. July, 2019.
The country’s electricity consumption rose by nearly 12 per cent to 125.51 billion units (BU) in July due to relaxation in lockdown restrictions and delay in monsoon. This is almost equal to the level before the epidemic. This information has been received from the data of the Ministry of Power. Electricity consumption in July 2020 was 112.14 billion units. This is only slightly less than the figure of 116.48 billion units before the pandemic i.e. July, 2019.
Experts say that the main reason for the improvement in power demand in July is the delay in monsoon and the pick-up in economic activity after the relaxation of curbs by the states. He said that apart from the demand for electricity, consumption has also reached pre-Covid-19 (COVID-19) levels in July. It is expected to improve further in the coming months.
Due to this increased power consumption
Commercial and industrial demand for electricity was hit by curbs imposed by states from April this year. Experts say that industrial and commercial demand for electricity will definitely improve from July after the reduction in the cases of COVID-19 and the relaxation of lockdown restrictions by the states.
The peak power demand or peak day power supply stood at 200.57 GW. It was recorded on July 7, 2021. Apart from this, daily electricity consumption also increased to an all-time high of 4508 million units on July 7. The peak power demand for the entire month of July, 2020 was 170.40 GW.
In this way, in July 2021, the demand for electricity met during peak hours was about 18 percent more. The peak power demand on July 2, 2020 was recorded at 170.40 GW. In July, 2019 the peak power demand was 175.12 GW. From March 25 last year, the government imposed a nationwide lockdown to prevent the spread of the epidemic.
GST collection once again crosses 1 lakh crore
In the month of July, 1 lakh 16 thousand 393 crore came to the government exchequer from Goods and Services Tax. It has increased by 33 percent as compared to July 2020. In the GST collection of July 2021, State GST (SGST) is 28541 crores, Central GST (CGST) 22197 crores and IGST 57864 crores. 27,900 crores in IGST has come with the help of imports. 7,790 crore came from cess, of which 815 crore came from cess on imported goods.
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