Sunday, May 16, 2010

2nd speech in Toastmaster's

Since 2 weeks, I had seen 3 bore wells being dug near my hostel. They were dug more than 1000 feet deep. Two points did not produce any water, the other one pumped very less water. It is not only the case with hyderabad. The same saga goes everywhere.

I have been wondering these days that in next few years we may empty most of the natural resources available on the planet? We are already in short of basic necessities like drinking water, electricity, petroleum products. The temperature of the earth has been drastically increasing. I still remember, the temperature was just 26 to 28 in Mysore when I was doing lab experiments in my class 12, the temperature is 35 to 37 now in Mysore.

It is already late, still it is possible to do our bit to conserve few resources. India celebrates August 20th as “Akshay urja diwas”. Akshay Urja Diwas advocates the essence of renewable energy in the sectors of bio energy, wind, hydro and solar energy.

Yes, the renewable energies are the solution to save non renewable resources. How many of us have already been using solar, wind or bio energy. May be very few. There are plenty of products and innovations available with respect to these renewable energies. Due to the raise in temperature in the cities, especially in metropolitan cities solar energy is the best alternative. One day this summer while going back to home, I was thinking Hyderabad can utilize solar energy to the maximum extent at least in 8 months in an year. But unfortunately I have been observing since one month, I dint see any solar energy utilization unit in the city.

There are plenty of solar energy utilization products in the market, few of them are solar home lighting system, solar water heater, solar dryer, solar cookers and many more.

Wind energy is one more solution for power generation in large and medium scale. These days there are residential turbines available. We can use these turbines on top of the floor and generate the power required for the house.

Bio energy is the best alternative solution for LPG. Bio gas best suits for Indian villages where biological waste can be converted into bio gas. Bio gas produce less carbon di oxide and carbon monoxide as compared to LPG. We can advise our friends, relatives or family who live in villages to use bio gas.

Dear friends, let us start using renewable resources, let us advise others to use them, let us save at least few renewable resources for future generations and let us save and build smarter planet.