Over 600 million without electricity amid record blackout in India — RT

Over 600 million without electricity amid record blackout in India — RT.

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Passengers sit on a platform for their train to arrive as they wait for electricity to be restored at a railway station in New Delhi July 31, 2012 (Reuters/Adnan Abidi)

Failing infrastructure. India needs to refurbish its ailing infrastructure. Although having the largest population in terms of poverty in the world as a proportion of Total Population but India is strong in the education sector and if it wants to comete with China and Russia and become a world power and not just the world’s most populous, it needs to fix up the country FAST. 

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Indian girls study in the light of candles inside a madrasa on the outskirts of Delhi yesterday.

More than ten percent of world’s population has found itself without electricity, after India’s northern and eastern power grids failed. India has been plagued with blackouts for two consecutive days, leaving half the country without power.

India’s northern power grid collapsed for several hours yesterday, followed shortly after by the eastern grid. Electricians restored the grids after a few hours’ work, but the region’s electric infrastructure was still overloaded, and the northern grid went out again at 1:05 pm, taking the eastern one with it.
“The north, northeastern and the eastern grids are down but we are working and we will have them restored shortly,”Naresh Kumar, a spokesman at the Powergrid Corporation of India Ltd, said to AFP.
These grids are run by the Uttar Pradesh Power Corp., and are responsible for supplying power to roughly half of India’s 1.2 billion citizens. This grid failure is the worst in a decade, with power outages reported as far to the east as the Assam state on India’s Chinese border, to the Himalayas in the north, to the western deserts of Rajasthan that border Pakistan.
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