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India's power sector witnessed investment of Rs 17 lakh crore

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Power shortage in India dipped

Union Minister R.K.Singh said that the power shortage in India has come down from around 4.5% in 2014 to less than 1% today.

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Rural power availability increased

The Minister said that rural power availability increased from 12.5 hours in 2015 to around 21 hours today and in urban areas to 23.8 hours. 

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Total investment of 17 lakh crore

The total investments made in the power sector in the last 9 years is about 17 lakh crores & the capacity under construction is worth an investment of a further 17.5 lakh crores.

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47 GW of hydro capacity

India has 47 GW of hydro capacity installed, 18 GW under construction and 13 GW under various stages of survey and investigation.

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500 GW of renewable capacity by 2030

India will cross 500 GW of renewable capacity by 2030. The country also has 7 million tonnes of green hydrogen manufacturing lined up.

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