Published On: Thu, Aug 18th, 2011

India per capita power consumption state wise

Dadra & Nagar Haveli has the highest per capita electricity consumption in the country at 11,863.64 kWh while Bihar has the lowest at 122.11 kWh as per the latest available State/UT wise data on annual per capita consumption of electricity in the country for the year 2009-10. National average is 778.71.  In a written reply to a question in Lok Sabha Mr KC Venugopal minister of state for power stated that the National Electricity Policy aims to increase per capita availability of electricity to over 1000 units by 2012.

Globally, per capita power consumption of India is 778.71 kWh, which is three times lower than that of China that is one notch higher on the list with 2,471 kWh.

Statewise per capita electricity consumption in 2009-10

States / UTskWh
Haryana1222.21
Himachal Pradesh1379.99
Jammu & Kashmir952.02
Punjab1526.86
Rajasthan736.20
Uttar Pradesh348.37
Uttarakhand1112.29
Chandigarh1340.00
Delhi1651.26
Sub-Total (NR)695.11
Gujarat1615.24
Madhya Pradesh602.07
Chhattisgarh1546.94
Maharashtra1028.22
Goa2263.63
Daman & Diu7118.23
D & N Haveli11863.64
Sub-Total (WR)1116.92
Andhra Pradesh966.99
Karnataka903.24
Kerala525.25
Tamil Nadu1131.58
Puducherry1743.37
Lakshadweep418.14
Sub-Total938.88
Bihar122.11
Jharkhand880.43
Orissa874.26
West Bengal550.16
A & N Islands493.98
Sikkim850.00
Sub-Total (ER)481.36
Assam204.80
Manipur240.22
Meghalaya675.19
Nagaland218.03
Tripura335.47
Arunachal Pradesh470.00
Mizoram376.99
Sub-Total (NER)257.98
Total(All India)778.71


Per capita electricity consumption in 2008

SlCountrykwh
1Canada17053
2USA13647
3Australia11174
4Japan8072
5France7703
6Germany7148
7Korea8853
8UK6067
9Russia6443
10Italy5656
11South Africa4770
12Brazil2232
13China2471
14India734*
15World2782