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Power shortage disrupts normal life

Assam is in the grip of a severe power crisis which cripples normal life across the state. This is following the reduced generation of power by hydel and thermal power stations in the state. According to official sources, the state is facing a shortage of 403 MW of power with the peak load hour power demand being 1100 MW as against the available 497 MW.

The problem has been further compounded with the damage of transmission towers due to storm on the night of May two in Jalpaiguri district in West Bengal that supplies 300 MW power to Assam. The scene is expected to improve within a couple of days as work was going on to restore the transmission towers though the gap between the demand and supply of power would remain till the state received adequate rainfall.

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