Last updated on Mar, 23 2021
Puducherry State Report | December, 2020
Puducherry, a union territory (UT) of India, is bounded on the East by the Bay of Bengal and on the remaining three sides by Tamil Nadu.
The UT comprises Puducherry, Karaikal, Mahe and Yanam, wherein Karaikal lies about 130 km south of Puducherry on the East Coast and Mahe is situated on the Malabar Coast on the Western Ghats surrounded by Kerala. Yanam is situated adjoining the East Godavari district of Andhra Pradesh.
As of 2020, Puducherry had a total installed power-generation capacity of 376.20 megawatt (MW) and was managed by central utilities. Thermal power plants accounted for a significant share (283 MW) in the total installed capacity, whereas nuclear and renewable energy contributed 86 MW and 7.2 MW, respectively. The industrial sector is the largest consumer of electricity, followed by the domestic sector.
The UT has a well-developed social, physical and industrial infrastructure. It has a domestic airport that connects it to cities such as Bengaluru, Hyderabad and Vijayawada. It also two port in Puducherry and Karaikal.