KOLKATA: Power generation in the eastern region has logged a growth of 8.4% up to October 13 of the current fiscal, while other regions registered a decline of around 5%, Central Electricity Authority data showed. All India thermal power generation was down 3.6% while total generation was lower by 2.9% in the same period. At the time when some pockets of the country were grappling with power shortage due to a short supply of coal, thermal power generation was higher by 9.5% and output from hydel sources by nearly 1% in the eastern region till October 13. In the northern region, the total generation for the period was down 5% while thermal was lower by 6.4%. Only nuclear power clocked a 3% growth in the northern region in the same period. The data showed that power generation up to October 13 registered a de-growth of 5% in the western region, where thermal was down by 4.7%, nuclear by 13.4%, and hydro by 5.6%. The data for the southern region showed that total generation was down by 5.% while thermal slipped by 9.8%.