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

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In Defence of DEFENDUS

In Defence of DEFENDUS Amulya Kumar N Reddy THE erudite and detailed critique (October 16, 1991) of the DEFENDUS electricity scenario for Karnataka (April 6 and 13, 1991) published by J C Shah (hereafter referred to as JCS) represents an encouraging deepening of the debate. Coming as it does from a doyen of the energy establishment (who has been a chairman of the Atomic Power Authority and the Gujarat Electricity Board), it suggests that the electricity establishment is responding to the Defend us challenge. Provided that neither side has a closed mind (which may be defined as a mind that enters and leaves a discussion with all its views completely unmodified), this debate cannot but be beneficial to the energy scene in India.

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