Large areas of India are suffering from a massive power breakdown that has left about 600 million people without electrical power.
According to the country’s energy minister, the breakdown is a result of some Indian states drawing too much power from the national grid.
As of yet, the exact cause of the power breakdown is yet to be identified, but it is testament to the fact that large parts of the Indian power grid is ageing. Something that will, of course, worsen over the coming years and something that will likely become a cause for great concern as the country continues its economic growth and technological development. Two factors that have never in the history of the industrial revolution led to anything other than a need for more power.