Load Shedding

(a) What is load shedding? (b) How do you feel during the time of load shedding? (c) What do you do during then? (d) How is the load shedding hampering your study? (e) How many times does load shedding …occur in a day? (f) How do the surroundings remain during the period of load shedding?

Load shedding is an everyday occurrence in our daily life. It has become a common part of electric outage and system loss. It means the fluctuation and short supply of electricity for the time being. The load shedding occurs when the production of power is comparatively less than the growing demand. The power authority stops disconnect the supply of a certain area to give the flow of electricity to other areas. The whole area plunges into darkness when the power line is cut off. There is hardly any area that is not affected because of load shedding. The system has been going on for long, but the solution to this problem is not in sight yet. It causes manifold problems for the rural as well as the urban people. Students face a crucial problem at the time of their examinations. The works of mills and factories are snapped due to the whims of load shedding. It is a hurdle to the country’s overall socio-economic development. The power sector must be given top-most priority for its utility. The Government should set up more power plants to cope with the current demand for electricity.

Word Meaning: Occurrence – ঘটনা; outage – বিভ্রাট; system loss – পদ্ধতিগত ত্রুটি; fluctuation – অস্থিরতা; comparatively – অপেক্ষাকৃত; demand – চাহিদা; authority – কর্তৃপক্ষ; flow of electricity – বিদ্যুতের প্রবাহ; whole – সম্পূর্ণ plunges – ডুবে যাত্তয়া; manifold – নানাবিধ; crucial – গুরুতর; snapped – বাধাগ্রস্থ; due to – জন্যে; whims – খেয়ালখুশি; hurdle – বাধা; overall – সামগ্রিক; socioeconomic development – আর্থ সামাজিক উন্নতি; top-most – শীর্ষস্থানীয়; priority – অগ্রাধিকার; utility – কার্যকারিতা