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The electricity sector in India is the world’s fifth largest with an an installed capacity of 205.34 gigawatt (GW) as of June 2012.

The captive power plants generate an additional 31.5 GW. Thermal power plants constitute 66% of the installed capacity, hydroelectric about 19% and remaining is a combination of wind, small hydro, biomass, waste-to-electricity, and nuclear sources.

Currently, India suffers from a major shortage of electricity generation capacity, being the world’s fourth largest energy consumer after United States, China and Russia.

Of the 1.4 billion people of the world who have no access to electricity in the world, India accounts for over 300 million.

 

Electric pylons in Ahmedabad.

Electric pylons in Ahmedabad.

1. Gujarat

Percentage of houses electrified: 100%
Percentage of houses using electricity as their primary source of lighting: 90.41%

 

Lakshadweep

Lakshadweep

2. Lakshadweep

Percentage of houses using electricity: 99.7%

 

India Gate

India Gate

3. Delhi

Percentage of houses electrified: 99.3%
Percentage of houses using electricity: 99.1%

Daman:
Percentage of houses using electricity: 99.1%

 

A garden in Chandigarh

A garden in Chandigarh

4. Chandigarh

Percentage of houses using electricity: 98.4%

 

Promenade Beach

Promenade Beach

5. Pondicherry

Percentage of houses using electricity: 97.7%

 

Dudhsagar waterfall

Dudhsagar waterfall

6. Goa

Percentage of houses electrified: 96.4%
Percentage of houses using electricity: 96.9%

 

Dalhousie

Dalhousie

7. Himachal Pradesh

Percentage of houses electrified:  98.4%
Percentage of houses using electricity: 96.8%

 

Diwali at Golden Temple, Amritsar.

Diwali at Golden Temple, Amritsar.

8. Punjab

Percentage of houses electrified: 96.3%
Percentage of houses using electricity: 96.6%

 

Silvassa

Silvassa

9. Dadra and Nagar Haveli

Percentage of houses using electricity: 95.2%

 

Backwaters in Kerala.

Backwaters in Kerala.

10. Kerala

Percentage of houses electrified: 91%
Percentage of houses using electricity: 94.4%

 

Kanyakumari

Kanyakumari

11. Tamil Nadu

Percentage of houses electrified: 88.6%
Percentage of houses using electricity: 93.4%

 

Changu Lake, Sikkim.

Changu Lake, Sikkim.

12. Sikkim

Percentage of houses electrified: 92.1%
Percentage of houses using electricity: 92.5 %

 

Kolkata city.

Kolkata city.

13. West Bengal

Percentage of houses electrified: 52.5%
Percentage of houses using electricity: 54.5%

 

Bijapur Gol Gumpaz.

Bijapur Gol Gumpaz.

14. Karnataka

Percentage of houses electrified: 89.3%
Percentage of houses using electricity: 90.6 %

Pinjore gardens.

Pinjore gardens.

15. Haryana

Percentage of houses electrified: 91.5%
Percentage of houses using electricity: 90.5%

 

Andaman and Nicobar Islands.

Andaman and Nicobar Islands.

16. Andaman and Nicobar Islands

Percentage of houses using electricity: 86.1%

 

Shalimar garden in Winter.

Shalimar garden in Winter.

17. Jammu and Kashmir

Percentage of houses electrified: 93.2%
Percentage of houses using electricity: 85.1%

 

Rih Lake

Rih Lake

18. Mizoram

Percentage of houses electrified: 92.3%
Percentage of houses using electricity: 84.2%

 

Loktak lake.

Loktak lake.

19. Manipur

Percentage of houses electrified: 87%
Percentage of houses using electricity: 68.4%

 

Sunset at Arnala, Maharashtra.

Sunset at Arnala, Maharashtra.

20. Maharashtra

Percentage of houses electrified: 83.5%
Percentage of houses using electricity: 83.9%

 

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