Maharashtra is finding it difficult to cater to the needs of power requirement by the residents and frequent power cuts in this node is a cause of worry. Even though the real estate price goes up in Mumbai, the people going for flats in these areas have two minds whether to remain in Maharashtra, where there is continuous power supply is in short due to lack of coal for running power plants. Electrical Power is the cause of worry, which can be solved by installing wind mill and go for solar power of domestic usage. Considering current energy scenario, there is tremendous amount of crisis in urban as well as rural areas. The electricity produced from conventional sources does not reach many parts of the state and there is load shedding being forced in areas in and around rural Maharashtra. The major reason for the vast difference in energy supply and demand is due to the fossil fuels depleting at very high rate and very high and luxurious living standards. There is a need to harness a renewable energy sources to meet the energy demands.
(The views expressed by the author in the article are his/her own.)