Deepened Power Crisis: After China And India, Shortage Of Fuel In Lebanon Too, Shrouded In Darkness

World Desk, Amar Ujala Beirut

Published by: Surendra Joshi
Updated Sat, 09 Oct 2021 09:44 PM IST

Summary

There has also been a severe fuel shortage in the West Asian country of Lebanon. Because of this the country has sunk into darkness.

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After China and India, now in the West Asian country Lebanon, due to lack of fuel, the power crisis has deepened. Beirut’s two largest power stations have closed. This has caused power outages across the country.

In fact, the fuel crisis is deepening all over the world. The reason for this is the increase in the price of gas and coal. A Lebanese government official says the crisis will continue for a few days. Lebanon is already facing many other problems as well.

China is also battling with the crisis
Chinese President Xi Jinping has vowed to end pollution, inequality and financial instability. Jinping has ordered thermal power plants to reduce pollution. Failure to do so resulted in the closure of many power plants in the country. This reduced electricity production in China. Many power companies stopped supplying electricity to large industrial units. At some places, power cuts also had to be implemented in cities.

Crisis in many states of India, shortage of 10 thousand MW
Here, due to the acute shortage of coal, there has been a power shortage in many states of India. In Jharkhand, due to lack of supply, there was a cut of eight to ten hours in the villages. In Bihar, the state government is not getting the full power required by paying five times more price.

Price increased from Rs 5 per unit to Rs 20
According to the National Energy Development Corporation, the states are getting less power from the central pool. There is also a power shortage in the National Power Exchange. There is a shortage of about 10 thousand MW of electricity in the whole country. Due to this, the electricity available at the National Power Exchange at Rs 5 per unit has reached Rs 20 per unit.

Expansion

After China and India, now in the West Asian country Lebanon, due to lack of fuel, the power crisis has deepened. Beirut’s two largest power stations have closed. This has caused power outages across the country.

In fact, the fuel crisis is deepening all over the world. The reason for this is the increase in the price of gas and coal. A Lebanese government official says the crisis will continue for a few days. Lebanon is already facing many other problems as well.

China is also battling with the crisis

Chinese President Xi Jinping has vowed to end pollution, inequality and financial instability. Jinping has ordered thermal power plants to reduce pollution. Failure to do so resulted in the closure of many power plants in the country. This reduced electricity production in China. Many power companies stopped supplying electricity to large industrial units. At some places, power cuts also had to be implemented in cities.

Crisis in many states of India, shortage of 10 thousand MW

Here, due to the acute shortage of coal, there has been a power shortage in many states of India. In Jharkhand, due to lack of supply, there was a cut of eight to ten hours in the villages. In Bihar, the state government is not getting the full power required by paying five times more price.

Price increased from Rs 5 per unit to Rs 20

According to the National Energy Development Corporation, the states are getting less power from the central pool. There is also a power shortage in the National Power Exchange. There is a shortage of about 10 thousand MW of electricity in the whole country. Due to this, the electricity available at the National Power Exchange at Rs 5 per unit has reached Rs 20 per unit.