The state government has decided that there will be no power cuts in parts of the state from 6 pm to 6 am with immediate effect. State power minister Sunil Tatkare made this announcement in the assembly. Due to the arrival of rain in some parts of the country, demand for power has reduced to an extent. As a result Maharashtra is able to procure an additional 200 MW electricity. Hence there will be no power cuts in the evening and at nights in parts of the state. This would mainly benefit district and taluka headquarters and 800 villages which do not have any agricultural activity. The 18,400 villages that have agricultural consumers but are not covered under the single phasing and feeder separation system will have no load-shedding from 6 pm to 6 am, said the State power minister Sunil Tatkare. Power cuts in urban areas have been reduced by 15 minutes while in rural areas it will be reduced by one hour, he said.
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