ELECTRICITY IN THE SERVICE OF MAN
One just can’t think of a world without electricity. It changes night into day in metropolitan cities in India and even small towns in the USA. We have multistoried buildings for officers and residence where electric light, heating system and cooling plants work day and night. It is only through electricity that it is possible. One is not expected to climb the stairs for eighty or even fifteen storey. The access is possible only through electricity run lift. They are an essential part of hospitals.
The last decade of the 20th century is an age of man power through computers in Banks, Offices, Insurance companies and the maintenance of accounts everywhere. There are different types of electronic gadgets and sophisticated plants for production. All of them require electricity for their functioning. Video games are fast replacing the conventional indoor games. Almost all the sources of entertainment from a small radio set to huge carnivals requires electricity.
Electricity serves man in two most important sectors- health and food. The farmer doesn’t wait for the rains now. He taps the underground water. Electricity comes to his aid and provides him with water any time of the year through tube-wells. Electricity helps the farmers in food processing, milk processing and in the maintenance of cold storage. Most of the chemical fertilizers that the farmer needs are manufactured in electric run huge plants.
Electricity assists the doctor at every step. Besides running the medicine manufacturing plant it remains at the beck and call of the physician and the surgeon at every step of diagnosis. X-ray plants require electricity. The CAT scan, Ultra sound, endoscopy are all possible only through the friendly assistance of electricity.
Gone are the days when there were famines in a part of the country. Now food can be rushed through electric run trains. Electric trains are at the service of daily computers in big cities. In the field of communications it is electricity that gives you an access to STD facilities. The satellite is of no use if electricity doesn’t come to use it.
The day dawns with the newspaper on the tea table. It brings the world to your residence- the world of sports, health, and politics- national and international. The newspaper has reporters, photographers, computers, editors, printing machines. All require electricity in one way or the other. Dear friend electricity obliges everyone so that man may not remain frog in the well.