“The onset of the heatwave has led to Mercury soaring at unprecedented levels across India. And while Indians are trying to deal with the heat catastrophe, in several parts they also have to face long power cuts. In our childhood, we had a villain in superhero show, who used to say “”Andhera Kaayam Rahe”” which means let the darkness prevail. In many parts of India today sadly this has become a living reality. If you are sitting in an AC room and watching this video on your phone, laptop or desktop, you are among those lucky citizens who haven’t yet faced the horror of no electricity in a temperature that almost feels like it is melting your skin.
The power crisis in India is the worst in last six years. Citizens in many states have to live with power cuts ranging from 2 hours to 8 hours.
As I said in the previous video on this topic, the power cuts have been triggered due to coal shortage. Now the govt says that rising temperature has led to more than usual power demand that has put pressure on thermal power plants. On Friday, the power ministry tweeted that the National power consumption hit a record 207 GW on Friday, up from 205 GW the day before. It also cautioned that demand is expected to reach about 215-220 GW in months of May-June.
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