The power-driven diesel generator that India is using for its power generation needs, which has been used since the 1970s, has been blamed for a major power outage that hit parts of western Uttar Pradesh state on Monday.
The generators, made by Tata Power India, was hit when the generators were used for a power cut during the winter.
Power department spokesman Anil Kumar said the power loss caused by the diesel generator has been identified as an issue that has been fixed by the company.
He said the diesel engine is now being used by the government in the state and other power-hungry areas.
He did not provide further details.
Tata Power India has been running power cuts and other intermittent power sources at its power plants in the Indian state for the last two months.
On Friday, the Indian Power Corporation Limited (IPCL) said it had temporarily suspended the use of diesel generators in some areas due to the shortage of diesel fuel.IPCL is also running intermittent generators in two states in Uttar Pradesh, where it has an office.
India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi has been taking on Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi for the power crisis that has led to power outages in some parts of Uttar Pradesh.
Khaqani has also blamed the diesel generators for the shortage in diesel, which he said was caused by a “power driven” diesel generator.
Modi said that the diesel problem would be fixed by January.