Now-a-days electricity has become quite-common in the world. Everybody sees the wonderful work of electricity. The lights on the streets are lit by the electric current. Electric fans work in the court, high court and office-rooms. Trains and trams are run by the electric power. So, electricity is no longer a strange thing.
Discovery of electricity:
About six hundred years back the people of Asia Minor and Greece had a very crude idea of electricity. Next, the American Scientist Banjamin Franklin proved with the help of a kite that there is electric power in the clouds. The lightening is nothing but the discharge of electricity that the clouds contain.
Artificial production of electricity:
Electric power is produced from the waterfalls by artificial method. The scientists protect artificial waterfalls in the rivers where there is no waterfall. Electric power is also collected from the coals by installing thermal stations near the coal mines. the heat under the earth and the heat of the sun can be turned into electric power.
The use of electricity:
The present age is the age of electricity. Hence, we find various uses of electric power. The huge factories of heavy industries are easily run by electric current. The small-scale industries get into guild system and take the help of electricity. Many railway trains, trams, buses and slips are moved by electric power. X-ray photos are also taken with the help of this power. Great surgical treatments are done in the darkest nights only with the help of this powerful electric light. Machines of the radio-set, television and telescope work with the help of this power. Electric power is used in lighting the public roads, waiting rooms, conferences and meetings. The cold-storage has been possible owing to this electric power. Medical wards and cinema houses are air-conditioned only with the help of electricity. Many private persons also use this power to make their home life comfortable. Most of our articles of use are made in the factories run by the electric power. Hence, the uses of electricity are numerous.
In India, we need much more electricity to work out our ambitions projects. We have enough scope in our country to install a large number of power-plants. Let us hope for the day when the Indian farm-works will be mechanized with the help of the electricity power.