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POWER AND WATER SHORTAGE MAY STILL LOOM OVER THE STATE

power-shortage2The state is worried about the anticipated power cuts in the days to come as a fallout of the delaying monsoon. With no sufficient rains till now, Koyna, the state’s biggest power generator, faces the danger of being halted. Situated in the foothills of Sahyadri mountain range, the 1940 mw capacity Koyna works as the state’s energy backup and is used only during peak hours. The missing rains may force the state to stop power generation at Koyna that contributes nearly 20% of the state’s total generation. Reports state that over 200 talukas across the state face the danger of wasting first sowing due to lack of rains. Many cities in the state, including Mumbai, face severe water cuts. The situation will only worsen if further power cuts are imposed.

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