If needed electricity supply to other sectors will be halted during the daytime in order to increase supply of electricity to industries and agriculture, said Prime Minister's Energy Affairs Adviser Tawfiq-e-Elahi Chowdhury today (October 23, 2022).
Some say that living in Dhaka is not easy and for those who have lived here for years, nothing is easy. In fact, living in this city makes it easier to tolerate any other inconvenience with a hair-flip. Someone spat inches away from your feet? Tolerate. It landed on you? Wipe and move on. The world might have a fancy word like noise pollution for needlessly honking cars but we know it for what it really is — soothing white noise that one could even fall asleep to. Which happens often, during the long respites the city graciously bestows on us to and from work every day without fail. We lovingly call them traffic jams.
Industries, already under huge pressure for the fall in gas supply and higher input costs, have been hit with power outages in the last few days, which have raised the production cost and may force factories to cut output.
Saving electricity at home helps reduce your household's need for energy, and in turn, helps reduce the demand for fossil fuels. Whether you are a homeowner, a private or social renter, a student, or you live with your parents, there are many things you can do. The best way to start saving on your electricity costs is to get smart with how you use electricity.