Thursday, May 15, 2008

the governor of west bengal mr.gopal gandhi showed a smart way of reducing electricity. he has made voluntary power cut between 1.30 p.m. and 2.30 p.m. in the afternoon, and between 6 p.m. and 7 p.m. in the evening.

will it rescue india from the power crisis, power waste, electricity-is-my-birth-right, etc kind of things. absolutely not. so is the effort by the governor useful? absolutely yes.

in fact the governor should go further and cut off power from 1:30 to 4:30 and from 5 pm to 7pm and rely more on natural trees for cooling, solar power panels for power, green building codes for conservation of electricity as the ultimate aim day after day.

naturally our sleepy not-so-left leftists are alarmed. alarmed by the fact somebody is telling how to live within their means and how to save electricity.

mr.gopal gandhi effort has to be cascaded onto several government departments across india so that electricity usage can be sparing used and not used as though it is a birth right.

when fake development is the main goal along with massive unsustainable fake dams, polluting coal power plants, dangerous nuclear power plants are 'symbols of prosperity', even small actions like the kind of mr.gopal gandhi's in west bengal definitely means something. only if we are willing to listen though.


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