Load – Shedding
Load-shedding means the discontinuation of supply of electricity. Load -shedding occurs when generation of power is less than the demand and also for unplanned distribution of electricity. It creates problems of far reaching consequences in the socio-economic development of a country. Houses, mills, factories, industries, shops, hospitals all fall a victim to it. The running mills factories and industries come to a standstill. Failure of electricity hampers productivity. Domestic life becomes painful. The housewives grope in the darkness in the kitchen. The sufferings of the students due to load shedding beggar description. The patients also suffer terribly for load -shedding. Operations are stopped. The food kept in the refrigerators get rotten. The commodities preserved in cold storages get spoiled. In fact, load-shedding causes great sufferings to the people and an irreparable loss to the country. The entire fife ?domestic and industrial ?comes to a standstill. An all-out effort should be made to install more and more power house to generate electricity. At the same time austerity should be maintained in using electricity.