Pauperised by Development

Since independence, India has followed the dominant paradigm of development —of transforming traditional, agrarian economies into modern, complex ‘industrialised’ ones. Massive industrial facilities and ambitious irrigation, hydro-electricity and mining projects heralded a new age in India’s history. The onset of economic liberalisation, privatisation and globalisation has only seen this model being followed more assiduously. Basic […]

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E-governance in Maharashtra

The first state in the country to have formulated a comprehensive E-governance policy, Maharashtra has consistently featured on top as the leader in E-governance in the Department of Information Technology, Government of India’s ‘India: eReadiness Assessment Report’, besides being awarded for its exemplary performance in E-governance in 2011-2012. It is one of the few states […]

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An Ecosystem at your Service

In India, the number of population is increasing rapidly (crosses over 10 million recently). To feed the growing population huge amount of food grains as well as industrial crops are to be cultivated. But it is observed that the farmers cultivate the land unscientifically with the help of drastic evolutionary modern technologies like chemical fertilizers, […]

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Electricity Regulation in India

Electricity comes under concurrent list of the Indian Constitution, with reforms and regulation falling under state territory. However, uneven distribution of electricity sources across states induced interstate trading of electricity. This required establishment of electricity grids at regional and national level for transmission of electricity between states or regions. Electricity reforms have their roots in […]

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Rural Electrification: Jharkhand

  India has spent crores of rupees over the past three years under the central government’s flagship rural electrification programme, the Rajiv Gandhi Gramin Vidyutikaran Yojana (RGGVY). The three districts of Jharkhand’s Palamu division have also been one of the beneficiaries. The aim was to provide electricity to more than 2,000 villages by the end […]

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