Every two in three households in India are facing power outages amidst heatwave and soaring temperatures

May 2, 2022

By: Vaamanaa Sethi

Power outages

India is reportedly facing the worst power outages in more than 6 years amid soaring heatwave and high temperatures across states and union territories.

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More power outages in Delhi

The Delhi government, a few days back, said that the growing power crisis amid coal shortage could lead to more power cuts impacting metro services and even hospitals. The national capital has been hovering between 42 to 46 degree Celsius from last one week.

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Several states including Rajasthan, Haryana and Andhra Pradesh...

...are also observing the worst power cuts amid surging power demands.

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2 in 3 households are facing power outages

A new LocalCircles survey, which is a community social media platform, revealed that 2 in every 3 households in India are facing a disruption in electricity or power amidst soaring temperatures.

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14 percent are facing power outage of more than 4 hours

Around 14 percent of the households are witnessing power outages between 4 to 24 hours, according to the survey report. While 46 percent of the households said that they are facing upto 4 hours of power outage in their area.

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Only 12 percent of households have power backup

The report further highlights that only 12 percent of the surveyed Indian households have 24x7 power backup which makes it easier for them to cope with the electricity outage.

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12 percent don’t have backup at all

Amid extreme rising temperatures, 12 percent of the surveyed households don’t have any power backup at all at their homes. While 41 percent of households have inverters/similar devices at homes to use during outages.

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But there is some good news as well

34 percent of surveyed Indian households are not facing power outages at all in their respective areas, reveals the survey.

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LocalCircles survey report

The report is based on a survey conducted by LocalCircles, which received 21,500 responses from citizens across 322 districts of India. 42 percent of the citizens were from metros or tier 1 districts, 32 percent from tier 2 districts and 26 percent from tier 3, 4 and rural districts.

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