Thiruvananthapuram: The power situation looks critical but Kerala State Electricity Board has decided not to impose power curbs in the state. Only if things turn worse will there be restrictions on the use of power.
As it stands, things look grim. The southwest monsoon is short by nearly 50 per cent. Water level in dams, as a result, is abysmally low. To conserve water, KSEB has considerably slowed down hydel generation; during a normal monsoon average hydel generation is 21 million units but this year it is not even 10 million units.