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June 18, 2022

Do you think that the two time zones help in boosting economic growth rate of the country? Comment (200 Words)

Refer - Indian Express

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IAS Parliament 15 days


·        India is geographically the second largest country without multiple time zones.

·        Not just in long-distance railway timetables but also in the way business is conducted. A single shared experience, no matter where you are in India, unites the country.

·        India has long debated the feasibility of two time zones. In fact, tea gardens in Assam have long set their clocks one hour ahead of the IST, creating their own informal time zone.

·        According to a study by the National Institute of Advanced Studies, two time zones will help India save 2.7 billion units of electricity a year.

·        The International Energy Agency estimates that nearly 24 million Indians do not have access to electricity. According to CSIR-NPL, India might save Rs1,000 crore per year if it can conserve electricity by implementing two time zones.

·        By taking advantage of these opportunities and converting the time zone differences, India can see some economic benefits.

·        A significant portion of our population was illiterate at the time, and two time zones would have led to a lot of complications. But with the impressive strides made in improving in literacy rates, this is no longer the case.




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IAS Parliament 18 days

Try to elaborate on importance of timezones with respect to northeastern region and cut short the introduction part. Keep Writing

Aravind R 19 days

Kindly review this mam/sir

IAS Parliament 19 days

Good attempt. Try to stick to the word limit. Keep Writing.



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