Dhaka, March 2: The Bangladeshi public's enthusiasm over the cricket World Cup 2011 is overwhelmingly abundant, but the electricity required to satisfy their hungry eye-balls is limited. So how is the government meeting the deficit?
It has asked local small-scale industries to switch off operations during prime time every evening. That's a duration of about 4 hours from 6 pm to 10 pm. So that the power thus salvaged can be redistributed for the purpose of ensuring that the telecast of the live World Cup match that day reaches as many homes as possible.
However, the off-set policy is bound to negatively impact the industries as many comprise a large section of the country's export trade which needs to work overtime.
It seems this is the latest "adjustment" the government is making due to the World Cup. Earlier, it has cleared up Dhaka's streets of beggars and vagabonds, setting up rehabilitation centres for them.