Modern age is an age of electricity. Life comes to a standstill when there is power cut even for a short time. We have electric telegraph, electric tram, electric bulb, electric train, and electroplating, electric fan, electric stove, all of which have made our lives easier and comfortable.
We have become used to all these things. These are no longer considered the wonders of science. We cannot imagine a life without them. Electricity has changed the way of farming. In fact it has mechanised farming. It has enabled us to distribute the water of the rivers into canals and irrigate dry and barren lands.
The Bhakra Dam in Punjab, the Hirakund Project in Orissa, the Damodar Valley in West Bengal, etc. owe their existence to electricity. Electricity is widely used in cutting and chaffing of crops. Tube wells work with electricity. Electricity has tremendously helped in fast communication.
We make use of wireless telegraphy with electricity. Immediate contact with anyone anywhere is no longer a challenge. We use radio, television, cinema, cooler, heater, washing machine, which all depend on electricity. We cannot think of life without them. These things are of no use without electricity.
There is no glamour and splendor in festivities and celebrations without electricity. Electricity has brought revolution in the field of medical science. Cancer, leprosy and many other fatal diseases are cured by painless method of exposure to electricity.
X-rays and electric shocks are boon to surgery. Electricity has significant role in industrial development. It is one of basic requirements for industrial development.
Without electricity we cannot imagine industrial growth. Small-scale industries depend on electricity. Electricity has removed darkness from our roads and streets. Electricity is a boon of science to modern society. Our life will slip back to primitive age without electricity. So we should be very judicious in the use of electricity.
We should not waste it. Alternative means of electricity should be looked for to bridge the gap of its demand and supply.