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Power for All

Power for All is the new programme to provide 24×7 electricity to the entire population by 2019. There have been many such plans in the past which have failed. What have we learnt from those experiences? There remain many concerns about the way the new programme is being formulated and executed. The major challenge in PFA is in providing quality, affordable power to rural areas and small consumers. However, the PFA plans do not adequately address these challenges. Based on a study of publicly available state PFA plans and documents, this article raises some key concerns and offers suggestions for a course correction.

Challenges in Rural Electrification

The Rajiv Gandhi Grameen Vidyutikaran Yojana for rural electrification has made some achievements in grid extension, village electrification and rural household connections. But there are questions on the quality of power supply, sustainability of infrastructure and the contribution to rural development. A critical examination of the planning, implementation and sustainability of the RGGVY leads to suggestions of some corrective measures in this massive electrification effort.

Works of an Engineer for Democracy

potential of least cost planning and sharpen Works of an Engineer the critique on the limitations of the power market. for Democracy Science, Technology and Society Energy, Environment and Development: A Technological Perspective, Selected Works of Prof Amulya K N Reddy edited by B Sudhakara Reddy and P Balachandra; Narosa Publishing House, New Delhi, 2006;

Tribute: Amulya K N Reddy

Cricketer, electrochemist, energy analyst, rural energy practitioner, appropriate technology pioneer, spokesman for sustainable development, campaigner against nuclear energy and weapons, respected teacher and more than anything, a person who has tried to live up to Gandhiji's talisman. A homage to Amulya K N Reddy, who died on May 7.
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