Highlights

  • Andhra Pradesh is currently facing a deficit of around 40-50 million units per day
  • Discoms had hiked tariff for domestic users earlier in the week

Latest news

Goa resort drama: 'fake IDs' used to repeat 2019 'rescue' by NCP leaders? | Shiv Sena rebellion

Goa resort drama: 'fake IDs' used to repeat 2019 'rescue' by NCP leaders? | Shiv Sena rebellion

Twitter takes down 'Kaali' director's post containing the film's poster

Twitter takes down 'Kaali' director's post containing the film's poster

Meet Larry, No.10 Downing Street's Chief Mouser and history keeper

Meet Larry, No.10 Downing Street's Chief Mouser and history keeper

WATCH | Showdown between embattled UK PM Boris Johnson and Opposition MP

WATCH | Showdown between embattled UK PM Boris Johnson and Opposition MP

WATCH | How not to let the monsoons rain on your 'baarat'

WATCH | How not to let the monsoons rain on your 'baarat'

Power crisis in Andhra Pradesh: 6 hour power cuts begin

Power cuts, to the industrial sector will be in effect for the next 15 days at least, said the state power utility.

Andhra Pradesh is facing a crippling power crisis as the state has now imposed 50% power cuts on industrial sector as the Andhra Pradesh State Power Transmission Corporation (AP Transco) struggles to meet rising demand amidst soaring temperatures.

Also read/watch | Ola and other e-scooters to be recalled?


After a review of the energy sector the YS Jagan Mohan Reddy government announced power cuts industrial sector at least for the next 15 days. This would reduce the pressure on blackouts for domestic and agriculture sector that have also been facing load shedding.

The discoms that are currently facing revenue crunch as well hiked tariff in April by a sharp 60% from 45 paise to Rs 1.57 per unit in six different slabs only for domestic consumption.

Andhra Pradesh is currently facing a deficit of around 40-50 million units per day of power after utilising all the long-term generation resources to meet the daily grid demand.

The crisis is so severe that without prior notice, industries in the state were given a power holiday from Friday, April 8. Industries which operate round-the-clock have been directed to use only 50% of their power requirement. Along with it, all industries should limit their working days to only five days, in view of the crisis, the notification said.

Up Next

Power crisis in Andhra Pradesh: 6 hour power cuts begin

Power crisis in Andhra Pradesh: 6 hour power cuts begin

Sri Lankans return to cooking with firewood as crisis deepens

Sri Lankans return to cooking with firewood as crisis deepens

Govt raises taxes on export of ATF, diesel and petrol, RIL & ONGC hit

Govt raises taxes on export of ATF, diesel and petrol, RIL & ONGC hit

World MSME Day: India's MSME industry set for a global introduction

World MSME Day: India's MSME industry set for a global introduction

'Can high rates really bring down inflation?' Fed Chief faces brutal questioning

'Can high rates really bring down inflation?' Fed Chief faces brutal questioning

Explained: Falling global markets and what is the new 'GST' fear

Explained: Falling global markets and what is the new 'GST' fear

More videos

Sri Lanka govt employees to get extra leave every week for farming

Sri Lanka govt employees to get extra leave every week for farming

New LPG connection to get costlier

New LPG connection to get costlier

Watch Fed Chief Powell get quizzed! Can rate hikes really reduce inflation?

Watch Fed Chief Powell get quizzed! Can rate hikes really reduce inflation?

Russia made $98bn in fuel exports in 100 days of Ukraine war

Russia made $98bn in fuel exports in 100 days of Ukraine war

PM Modi's job bonanza: 10 lakh government job opening soon

PM Modi's job bonanza: 10 lakh government job opening soon

Lakhs of housing projects stuck incomplete, which region is the worst?

Lakhs of housing projects stuck incomplete, which region is the worst?

World Bank sharply cuts India GDP growth forecast, raises global recession risk

World Bank sharply cuts India GDP growth forecast, raises global recession risk

RBI Monetary Policy: Repo rate hike again, shocks with 50 bps hike

RBI Monetary Policy: Repo rate hike again, shocks with 50 bps hike

A 75 km highway built in just 100 hours! A new world record for India

A 75 km highway built in just 100 hours! A new world record for India

RBI Monetary Policy: Hike for sure but will Governor Das be swift or soft?

RBI Monetary Policy: Hike for sure but will Governor Das be swift or soft?

Editorji Technologies Pvt. Ltd. © 2022 All Rights Reserved.