Before the failure of three grids on Tuesday, northern grid had failed on the night of Monday at 02:35 am. It took around 20 hours to restore power in the states of Delhi, Haryana and UP.
Veerappa Moily who has taken the charge of power ministry after the former minister Sushil Kumar Shinde moved to home affairs ministry said that centre and states have to work together to ensure that such problems did not occur again.
"It is a very difficult and challenging situation, and solutions will have to be found. I'm not going to start with a blame game. The Centre and the states will have to work together on this. The fact is that energy demand across India is huge, and we have to try and keep in touch with the pace of development, " Veerappa Moily told TV news channels.
Industry body Confederation of Indian Industries (CII) said that due to the grid failure losses to business have been in thousands of crores, which pales into insignificance when compared to the difficulty that the people of the country have had to face. CII said further that the repeated occurrences of Grid failures carry a very negative image of India, when already sentiments about the country are low on account of the current economic situation and related developments.
“The developments of yesterday and today have created a huge dent in the country’s reputation that is most unfortunate,” said Chandrajit Banerjee, DG, CII.