Asia
4:26 pm
Tue August 7, 2012

Corruption A Leading Theory Behind India's Blackouts

Originally published on Tue August 7, 2012 6:00 pm

The world's biggest power outages last week have exposed one of India's most serious issues — the growing gap between energy supply and energy demand. Left unheeded, it will deepen gathering doubts about India's dream to become a superpower. A growing economy, ballooning population and burgeoning urbanization are driving energy demands ever upward, while India's investment in power transmission and distribution has not kept up.