The farmers in Karnataka are bearing the brunt of a twin crisis of drought and severe power scarcity this year. The state supplies just six hours of three-phased power to villages, and in a drought year, farmers in central Karnataka are a worried lot.
Daily chart: all the phones in China. China is about to sign up its billionth mobile subscription; India is not far behind with over 900m. The Chinese numbering system theoretically allows for 100 billion mobile numbers, and India’s 10 billion, so neither is likely to run out of numbers anytime soon.
Imagine so many people need to charge their phones and that many mobile towers need offgrid power !
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