ISSN (Print) - 0012-9976 | ISSN (Online) - 2349-8846

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An Alternative Energy Plan for the Konkan

The proposal to generate nearly 20,000 megawatts of power by building new power plants on a narrow strip of the Konkan coast is a recipe for an ecological and social disaster. The government should learn from the past experience of such coal-based power plants, reassess the true demands for energy and encourage ecologically sustainable planning, which will also benefit the local people. Such alternatives are already available and have been demonstrated to be workable but is the government listening?

Need versus Supply of Drugs

It is not primarily inadequate expenditure on drugs that is responsible for the unmet drug needs of the people, but the use of irrational and unnecessary drugs and the irrational use of rational drugs, A study of drug expenditure in Satara district of Maharashtra bears this out.
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