Goa State Power Ministry has filed a case with the Anti-Corruption Bureau (ACB) after sub-standard work by a contractor led to major power cuts in the coastal belt of North Goa last week. The electricity department officials alleged that the kits on the 33 kv underground double circuit line connecting Thivim to Porvorim, travelling 15 km, conked off during monsoons, resulting in black outs in the coastal belt, which is a tourist hub.
India suffers from a peak power shortage of between eight to nine per cent, which results in several hours of power cuts per day. Countries like India can follow what Japan has done. It recently introduced Feed-in-Tariff policy, making the country one of the world's fastest-growing users of solar energy.