When electricity is still a luxury in most pockets of rural India, the amount of care we need to take to avoid wastage need not be over-emphasized.
THE PARADOX is we don't allow ant to pass through in front of us but allow the elephant silently on our back. The continued negligence of authorities in not doing anything to resolve the issue of lit up street lights in broad day light enrages anybody.
We are in the midst of troubled times. On one side, most of our villages & towns are beleaguered with shortage of power where as, it is being wasted terribly especially in Delhi, the capital of India.
I have seen in countless occasions the lit up street lights in broad day light but remained helpless. I also do see the idle public parks where the lights were found glowing indiscriminately. Observing 'Earth Day' and save energy campaigns will not help unless the problem is taken head on by raising awareness at individual level.
When the world
is becoming less human dependent with technology
onslaught, the need of the hour is we must immediately deploy intelligent switch off systems in our cities and towns to avoid such predicament. The issue has heightened relevance when the power demand of Delhi
rose to a new high at 5,271 MW.
Conserving the power should be new mantra. The authorities must wake up by enforcing a stricter supervisory mechanism to prevent such wastage. A separate 'conservations cells' in municipalities & government departments should be opened to audit such malfunctioned streetlights / office ligfhts so that expenditure on such wastage could be curbed. At micro level, each individual should be conscious and act as responsible citizen by not wasting the electricity in his / her domestic use. This way we can facilitate in contributing to the Govt. exchequer.