The whole World including many cities in India are set to observe Earth Hour today during their local time: between 8.30 pm and 9.30 pm. Earth Hour is observed every year on the last Saturday of March; when people around the world will be showing their support for Mother Earth by turning off lights for one hour. This global event was started in 2007 by World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) to raise awareness about the need to do something about climate change, and India began to participate in this event since 2009.
Hyderabad is also participating in this event. Several organisations, residents and government departments like GHMC, HMDA, BPPA, APTDC and APCPDCL have extended their support to the programme.
This is certainly a good movement. An indirect and immediate beneficiary is APCPDCL – Andhra Pradesh Central Power Distribution Company Limited. APCPDCL is imposing a 3-hour power cut on us every day; and today as we switch-off lights for one hour on our own, I am sure APCPDCL will be rejoicing and praying that there are more such events!