GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
Ministry of Power
UNSTARRED QUESTION NO 1850
TO BE ANSWERED ON 14.03.2016
Supply of full quota of power to Bengaluru
1850. Shri Rajeev Chandrasekhar
Will the Minister of POWER be pleased to state:-
(a) what is Bengaluru”s total electricity supply quota per day from State and Central Generating stations, at present;
(b) whether the city is being supplied its full quota from the State and Central Grid;
(c) if so, the details thereof;
(d) if not, the reasons therefor; and
(e) what specific steps, if any, the Ministry has taken to resolve the huge power deficit crisis being experienced by the city?
THE MINISTER OF STATE (INDEPENDENT CHARGE) FOR POWER,
COAL AND NEW & RENEWABLE ENERGY
( SHRI PIYUSH GOYAL )
(a) to (e) : Electricity is a concurrent subject. Supply and distribution of electricity in a State/UT is within the purview of the respective State Government/State Power Utility. The Government of India supplements the efforts of the State Governments by establishing power plants in Central Sector through CPSUs and allocating power there from to them. Power allocated by the Central Government and that arranged from state sector power plants and other sources is supplied by the DISCOMs to different areas/cities/towns within the state as per the priority decided by the respective State Government. As such, Central Government monitors the power supply position in the country state-wise and not area-wise/city-wise. Accordingly, Bengaluru being capital of Karnataka, monitoring and maintenance of Power supply position of this city falls in the jurisdiction of Karnataka State Government.
However, keeping in view the difficulties faced by the Govt. of Karnataka, Central Government allocated 200 MW of unallocated power from Southern Region Pool on 4th November, 2015 to Karnataka to tide over the crisis. Recently, Karnataka was also facilitated by the Central Government to procure about 300 MW of power from Damodar Valley Corporation (DVC).