Articles

Articles by Dr Syamal Kumar Sarkar

Mr S K Chand

Recently, two articles in these columns (November 16 and December 6, 2005) discussed about the security of energy supplies in India. We reiterate certain facts brought out in both the articles and put forth an analysis so that the issue of finitude...

Dr Syamal Kumar Sarkar

Energy efficiency, in a holistic sense, covers all steps for efficient use of energy resources, resulting in reduced need for production of energy, and thus, enhancing energy security. Energy (namely, electricity, coal, oil and gas) is consumed in...

Dr Syamal Kumar Sarkar

An outcome of the low level equilibrium in India?s urban water sector is that most service providers are not financially viable. The current institutional and regulatory framework, in fact, does not encourage efficiency. Little emphasis exists on...

Dr Syamal Kumar Sarkar

Restructuring the electricity business through corporatisation and subsequent privatisation has been the model followed in Orissa in 1995. This has now been adopted by some states as part of power sector reform in India. The ongoing process in Delhi...

Dr Syamal Kumar Sarkar

Energy sector operations have been recognised as contributing to poverty reduction through their support to economic growth through the trickle down effect. But, their direct contribution to poverty reduction has been seldom acknowledged, mainly...

Archives