TABLE 9.4

                                Thermal Plant Load Factor
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								     April-November* 
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		             1992-93 1993-94 1994-95 1995-96*	  1995	  1996	  1996
						                 Actual	 Target	 Actual
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                                                       (per cent)                            
I State Electricity Boards    54.1    56.6    55.0    58.0	  51.9	  51.6	  43.9

 Delhi (DESU)	              54.0    49.0    53.9    51.7	  51.9	  51.6	  43.9
 Haryana	              49.9    40.3    44.7    42.9	  41.1	  44.9	  45.6
 Rajasthan	              77.0    81.1    75.6    73.7	  65.7	  64.1	  75.7
 Punjab	                      58.3    63.5    56.7    55.0	  56.6	  58.9	  61.9
 Uttar Pradesh	              50.5    50.1    43.9    47.3	  45.3	  49.4	  45.1
 Gujarat	              61.6    60.4    60.5    65.3	  63.6	  61.6	  59.7
 Maharashtra	              59.7    64.1    61.2    64.9	  61.5	  66.3	  65.9
 Madhya Pradesh	              52.5    56.0    58.2    58.7	  52.6	  56.5	  55.3
 Andhra Pradesh	              65.0    68.7    70.2    77.4	  72.5	  72.5	  73.7
 Tamil Nadu	              65.2    69.1    68.4    76.1	  74.7	  67.0	  71.8
 Karnataka	              49.4    66.9    64.9    67.7	  64.0	  66.6	  65.6
 Bihar	                      25.2    24.4    20.0    17.4	  16.2	  28.7	  14.3
 Orissa	                      34.5    35.6    29.0    21.2	  56.9	  59.4	  68.8
 West Bengal	              31.1    40.5    41.2    34.6	  35.4	  43.6	  37.2
 West Bengal Power Dev. 
 Corporation                  58.1    68.2    60.4    57.6	  59.3	  65.3	  57.4
 Durgapur Projects Limiled.   28.7    26.3    26.6    26.5	  21.4	  24.9	  27.4
 Assam	                      24.3    19.9    26.7    28.6	  28.8	  29.3	  27.0

II Central Sector	      62.7    69.8    69.2    70.9	  67.7	  65.9	  69.7

 National Thermal Power 
 Corporation	              68.8    76.9    76.2    76.7	  73.1	  70.3	  74.4
 Neyveli Lignite Corporation  56.4    55.5    60.4    67.6	  65.4	  59.2	  72.9
 Damodar Valley Corporation   32.3    42.3    38.2    37.8	  36.2	  42.1	  35.0

III Private Sector	      58.8    57.0    65.8    72.3	  78.4	  65.6	  72.8
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All India	              57.1    61.0    60.0    63.0	  60.4	  61.2	  62.0
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IV Region

 Northern	              62.0    64.0    59.1    62.0	  60.0	  61.9	  62.0
 Western	              59.7    62.4    63.8    68.1	  65.4	  65.5	  66.3
 Southern	              62.6    68.3    69.1    74.7	  71.1	  68.2	  73.8
 Eastern	              39.8    44.8    43.7    42.7	  41.0	  46.7	  41.7
 North Eastern	              24.3    19.9    26.7    28.6	  28.8	  29.3	  27.0
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* Provisional
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