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Ministry of Power has made adequate arrangements to handle grid stability during lights out

New Delhi:5/4/20: Ministry of Power has clarified that adequate arrangements and protocols are in place to handle grid stability during lights out event at 9 PM today. The clarification came in wake of the apprehensions that switching off lights during the period may cause instability in the grid and fluctuation in voltage which may harm the electrical appliances.

The Ministry said, these apprehensions are misplaced. The Ministry said, the Indian electricity grid is robust and stable. The appeal of the Prime Minister is to simply switch off the lights in their homes from 9 pm to 9:09 pm on 5th April and there is no call to switch off either street lights or appliances like Computers, TVs, Fans, Refrigerators and ACs in the homes. Only lights should be switched off.

The Power Ministry said, lights in Hospitals and all other essential services like Public Utilities, Municipal Services, Offices, Police Stations and Manufacturing Facilities will remain on. The call given by the Prime Minister is to just switch off lights in residences. The Ministry has advised all local bodies to keep the street lights on for public safety

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Ashok Palit has completed his graduation from Upendranath College Soro, Balasore and post graduation from Utkal University in Odia Language and literture.. He has also carved out a niche for himself as a scribe of eminence after joining the profession in 1988. He is also an independent media production professional. He brings loads of experience to Advanced Media, Ashok Palit as a cineaste has been active in film criticism for over three decades. As a film society activist, he soared to eminence for his profound commitment to the art film appreciation and aesthetics of cinema. His mode of discourse is often erudite but always lucid and comprehensible marked by a perfect acumen so rare in the field. A film aesthete with an immense fond of critical sensibilities, he wrote about growth and development of odia cinema in New Indian Express, The Times of India, The Hindustan Times, The Asian Age and Screen. He has been working as an Editor for Cine Samaya from 2002-2004.. He had made solid contribution on cinema in many odia Dailies and weekly such as Samaj, Prajatantra, Dharatri, Samaya, Satabadi, and weekly Samaya.

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