Respected teachers and my dear friends. Today I want to draw the attention of one and all towards the wastage of electricity in our country. You will agree that during the last several years the consumption of electricity has been steadily rising. Since 1992 consumption of electricity produced and supplied was 500 Megawatts and more.

The major portion of consumption was of the industrial houses; it was 250 Megawatts in 1992 but touched 350 Megawatts. Residential units consumed 100 Megawatts in 1992 but it rose to 150 in 1993. In agriculture sector, the rise was not steep because of a satisfactory rainfall. But there was also a slight rise in consumption in this sector from 1992 onwards.

This overall look on the consumption front indicates that it has been rising steadily. This is because of many factors. There are changes in the standard of living and total dependence for using various gadgets of daily use of electricity. Obviously, this meant that in the coming years electricity crisis may be sharper unless effects are made to set up more thermal or hydel power stations. I would like to add that we must check the misuse of electricity in every way. All perhaps know that electricity saved is electricity produced. So we must use it when it is necessary and unavoidable. For example, we must switch it off in the room from which we come out. Coolers, refrigerators, TVs, etc. must be switched off when they are not used. Similarly, street lights must be switched on when it is really dark. Farmers can save electricity by using good quality condensers and ISI marked motors for their tube wells. Only in this way can we save much electricity.