How a unified time zone affects people in the Northeast
"During winter months, the sun sets in the Northeast as early as 4pm. Every day, a common person is losing approximately one hour of daylight. On an average, two years of his life gets wasted, besides facing the risk of various health issues pertaining to it," Vinit Yadav, a B.Tech student, told TOI.
"1947 was a long time ago, and demands and circumstances have changed. Today, we are a developing population with an enormous population. It's [a separate time zone] required to wisely use all the resources that are at our disposal without any wastage," says a statement from the organizers of the TEDx event.