BENGALURU: With temperature soaring amid heatwaves, a survey found that 2 in 3 Indian households are facing power outages.
The survey further revealed that 1 in 3 households is facing outages of over 2 hours or more each day.
The survey by LocalCircles, India’s no.1 pollster on issues of governance, public and consumer interest, was conducted among 21,500 citizens across 322 districts of India.
Sixty six per cent of the respondents were men while 34% were women. 42% of the citizens were from metros or tier 1 districts, 32% from tier 2 districts and 26% from tier 3, 4 and rural districts.
The survey also underlined the fact that only 12% households in India have 24×7 power back-up. Rest of the citizens are relying either on Inverter or have no back up at all.
When asked, “How are you coping with power outages amidst the heatwave and high temperatures?”, 33% citizens said they’re not facing power outages in their areas. On the other hand, 41% said they are using Inverter or similar devices to cope up with power outages and only 12% said they have 24×7 power back-up. Two per cent of citizens said they don’t have any power back-up devices. This particular question was posed to 10,505 citizens across India.
The survey was conducted via LocalCircles platform and all participants are validated citizens who had to be registered with LocalCircles to participate in this survey.
As the coal shortages impact supplies and rising demand due to heatwave impacts leads to surge demand, chances are high that the average duration of outrage will rise in the coming month of May which is generally the peak summer month for almost all Indian states. India is facing the worst power outages in more than 6 years.
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