MYSURU: The electricity consumption of industries in Old Mysuru region has seen a dip, perhaps indicating the current economic slowdown, data obtained by The New Indian Express from the Chamundeshwari Electricity Supply Corporation (CESC) shows.
According to the data, the power demand during 2018-19 financial year has fallen at an alarming rate when compared to 2017-18. The region is home to a considerable number of industries - ranging from SMEs to large scale.
In the prominent VV Mohalla division - with over 233 high tension customers in Hebbal, Metagalli and Hebbal Industrial Area - the power consumption of HT customers fell to 220.75 from 241 million units. The Hunsur division also recorded a reduction from 34.07 to 31.71 million units. A similar trend was observed in industrial areas in Maddur, KR Pet, Channarayapatna and Madikeri.