Alternative Power Planning
February 2009: This booklet is extremely handy for anyone wishing to familiarise themselves with the power sector in India. Brief, yet informative, it uses an interactive question-answer format, covering everything from the basics of power generation and supply to their impact on the environment and solutions for the same.
The purpose of the publication is to present a holistic view of India’s power scenario keeping in mind the need for development on the one hand, and the preservation of natural resources on the other. Its value lies in its simplicity and approach to the subject. The authors make use of simple diagrams, pictures and graphs to illustrate and emphasise the content.
Published by Prayas and Kalpavriksh
Softcover, 32 pages, Suggested contribution: Rs. 20
Reviewed by Swati Hingorani