Issue: AUGUST 2016
  Energy Sector
  The lead article details the challenges in the energy sector vis a-vis the target of Power for All by 2019.
  India's Energy Challenges & Sustainable Development by Ritu Mathur
  The article argues that attaining energy efficiency is the key to economic growth of the country.
  Rural Electrification: A Development Challenge by Shirish S. Garud, Prerna Sharma
  This article explains, the Rural electrification has been a major plank with the successive governments and various schemes
  Special Article: Perception Management: A Big Challenge in the Growth of Nuclear Power by S. Banerjee
  The special article is on nuclear energy and discusses all factors
  The National Solar Mission: Marching Ahead in Solar Energy by Arun Kumar Tripathi
  Harnessing solar power is a major policy priority of the government and this article gives details of the National Solar Mission.
EDITORIAL
 
When India attained Independence  

When India attained Independence, most of the country did not have sufficient electricity to light up its homes. The iconic lantern and the oil lamp were the only sources of light after dark. In most homes, all chores were completed by sunset and it was ‘lights off’ by 7.30 p.m, because very few could afford even a lantern, as kerosene was expensive and scarce. The oil lamp lit and placed at a window served as guid...

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Role of Water Resources Management in Economic Development by Sachhidananda Mukherjee

The lead article of the issue discusses the role played by water - whether as drought or floods - in the economic development of the nation. The article stresses the importance of water resources management in the development of the nation and calls for investment in water infrastructure, better crop choices and diversification of livelihood basket, better management of natural drainage channels, etc to ensure that water related problems do not impact the economy too much. ...

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