Can Rationing The Electricity Be A Solution For The Time Being? Also, Subsidising CFL Bulbs?
“Rationing is the controlled distribution of resources and scarce goods or services. Rationing controls the size of the ration, one's allotted portion of the resources being distributed on a particular day or at a particular time.”Almost all of Punjab, and other areas of North India are experiencing power cuts on daily basis. Most of us have already adjusted our routine around those cuts. Those among us who can afford have installed generators at their place, but that’s not the solution for the rest of us.
Since power is in short supply, and even inverters fail unless given time to charge, the need for uninterrupted power cannot be negated.
Can we think of regulating the number of units to each household, and in turn provide 24x7 power, or at least drastically reduce the duration of outage?
Also, would be scrapping free power to any sector, and specifically farmers needs to be in order, but since that jeopardizes the vote bank, I think this will be difficult.
Moreover, how about subsidizing CFLs- they consume less power, waste less in form of heat, have pleasant white color- but are expensive initially. This is an easy to implement step and won’t rock any electoral boat