Naturally, I jumped at it.
an object in a cover and placed it on the table.
After 1977,when Mrs.Indira Gandhi lost the election,there was a sudden vacuum in politics and a number of new local political leaders had sprung up.
A 132 KV substation had just been commissioned and I was asked to operate it till a new Engineer was posted.
A newly born leader visited the substation.He was very skeptic about we engineers and held a notion that engineers were the cause of chronic power shortage. I took him around.
"Nicely constructed.Very good" He said
"Thank you sir"
"What is this?" he asked pointing towards the control panel.
"132KV supply Incoming from Jodhpur"
"33KV out going supply to Tiwari"*
"33KV out going to Mathania"*
"And the last one?"
"33KV outgoing to Osiyan"*
"33+33+33=99,What about the balance 33?"
"कुछ तो हमारे लिए भी रहने दीजिये " ("We need to survive too")
"Ok,ok. but it is too much. Reduce it to a reasonable limit. Availability of power to our cultivators is not enough."
( * Name of the places in Rajasthan)
-------- contributed by DN JOSHI