Strikes on the Iranian oil fields have cut production to sixty per cent of normal and the effects are being felt in a number of countries including India.
Strikes on the Iranian oil fields have cut production to sixty per cent of normal and the effects are being felt in a number of countries including India. India imports fifty per cent of her oil products and a sizeable percentage of that comes from Iran.
SYNOPSIS: New Delhi, the streets are crowded with heavy lorries...most public and goods transport in India is by road...the trucks and buses are finding diesel in short supply. There's long queues at petrol stations. The Iranian crisis has caused disruption to supplies of all oil products but diesel has been especially hard hit.
In the countryside of Uttar Pradesh people wait in long queues to get their kerosene supplies. The kerosene shortage hits the poor worst of all.
Frayed tempers are common. Kerosene is vital to these village people for lighting their homes and stoves. And rationing is resented. The shortage of kerosene is being worsened by people heavily stocking up to see them through the crisis.
Farmers who need diesel for their tractors form long queues in the Haryana and Punjab regions, but some farmers are taking it easy while they wait.
However not all farmers can wait for fuel for their tractors and other farm engines, late sowing of their crops would crop even more problems. And so it's back to that old but effective form of agriculture, bullock power.