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Houses with electricity: India's top 20 states

Last updated on: September 13, 2012 08:34 IST

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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.

Here's a list of the Indian states ranked in order of households having electricity.

1. Gujarat

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

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Image: Electric pylons in Ahmedabad.
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2. Lakshadweep

Percentage of houses using electricity: 99.7%

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3. Delhi

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

Daman:
Percentage of houses using electricity: 99.1%

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Image: India Gate.
Photographs: Courtesy, Delhi Tourism.
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4. Chandigarh

Percentage of houses using electricity: 98.4%

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5. Pondicherry 

Percentage of houses using electricity: 97.7%

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Image: Promenade Beach.
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6. Goa

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

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7. Himachal Pradesh

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

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8. Punjab

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

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9. Dadra and Nagar Haveli 

Percentage of houses using electricity: 95.2%  

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10. Kerala

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

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11. Tamil Nadu

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

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12. Sikkim

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

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13. West Bengal

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

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14. Karnataka

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

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15. Haryana

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

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16. Andaman and Nicobar Islands

Percentage of houses using electricity: 86.1%

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17. Jammu and Kashmir

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

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18. Mizoram

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

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19. Manipur

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

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20. Maharashtra

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


Image: Sunset at Arnala, Maharashtra.

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