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Poor rainfall will lead to power shortage in Mangaluru

Poor rainfall will lead to power shortage in Mangaluru

Mangalore Today News Network

Mangaluru, Nov 24, 2016 : It is reported that poor rainfall activity in the state is likely to affect electricity supply in Dakshina Kannada, especially Mangaluru taluk in upcoming summer. The current weather conditions points to a hot summer in 2017. Frequent power cuts in turn could affect agricultural and industrial activity in Mangaluru taluk. Currently, 10 to 60 minutes short duration power cuts are common.


Though Mangaluru taluk requires 230 mega watts electricity per day it has been receiving only 200 to 210 mega watts of electricity. To overcome the deficient supply shortage and to balance electricity requirement in the taluk , the authorities disconnect electricity for half an hour or 10 minutes on a daily basis. 

Last year, around 150-160 watts of electricity was required against the supply of 110 to 130 watts per day in the taluk. The demand for electricity has risen sharply this year with a jump in the number of industries in the taluk.

Mostly all industries in the region are functioning by using electricity. It is not possible for MESCOM to cut the supply of electricity frequently in the city. Therefore, the duration of power cut is higher in rural areas than in urban. Meanwhile, with many people opting for solar power in Mangaluru the demand for electricity has been reduced to some extent.

Power cuts may cause water shortage : Drinking water is being pumped by electric motors to Mangaluru City Corporation and Ullal municipality from Thumbe vented Dam. Long duration power cuts are likely to cause scarcity of water in Mangaluru, proper steps are urgently the need of the day. 

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Comments on this Article
Tanuja Shet, Bengaluru Wed, November-23-2016, 10:43
The ministers cannot reallise the importance of anything . They are only worried about making money but the public have to face the problems because of them . Yettinahole project with waht intention did the Statae grant permission and t is in progress what will they pump was it necessary?
Adhiti Reshma, Udupi Wed, November-23-2016, 10:39
Yeh toh hona hio tha. On who has will face the problem is the poor section as they lack the UPS .
Namith R Jain, Moodabidri Wed, November-23-2016, 10:36
We have to take the credit of creating such situation. We have to suffer for our mistake .
Jayaparaksh Bhat, Puttur Wed, November-23-2016, 10:34
Last year there was less rainfal but this year it rained hardly in June and July. Last years water woes its self had created tension but what about present days
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