If I had been Electricty Miniser in a sate in India


If had been the Electricity Minister of a state of India,

i.government would have floated tenders for generation and supply of electricity by private producer who generate or would generate electricty from non-conventional sources like bo-gas,garbage, waves, wind,sunlight,etc and decided on the tenders early,in the presence of all the bidders in a transparent manner. if all had agreed to supply at the lowest quotation, all would have been given orders.

ii. government would have created a separate cadre of officials for promoting use of power saving schemes like solar water heater,solar pumps,wind mill pumps etc.

iii.government would have set up or encouraged private parties to set up factories to manufacture solar panels and other requirements for generating solar power,etc

iv. government would have granted or encouraged banks to grant interest free loans(government compensates the banks), to all organisations engaged in research on minimising electricity usage

v.government would also have granted subsidy for household,office and industrial equipment and machinery which minimise consumption of electricity

vi.to discourage use of electricity for cooking, products like solar cookers would have been heavily subsidised and subsidy would have been granted for publiciy for these products

vii.all local bodies-panchayats, municipalities.etc.) would have been made to put up solar street lights,

viii. a scheme would have been drawn, whereby factories, offices,shops, houses etc.which consume lesser electricity in a year compared to previous year would get electricty credits- electricity bills in the next year would be reduced by some percentage points

ix.all government establishments including offices would have have been using solar or wind energy,

x.local bodies would have been encouraged to set up power plants using garbage for generating electricity, where private parties had not come forward to set up such plants,

xi.the above mentioned schemes would also have reduced electricty losses in transmission

India’s role in world affairs


India is at present the second largest country in the world with every sixth person in the world being an Indian.In the next 10-15 years India will be the largest country with over 20% of the world i.e every fifth person in the world will be an Indian. At present India’s contribution to the world GDP is about 6-7%,being the third largest economy in the world. In the next 10-15 years,India’s share in the world GDP may go upto 10-12%, though it may continue to be the third largest economy. In this position,India should not contiue to take the stand that it does not want to interfere in the internal affirs of other counries. It should take active interest and major role in ensuring peace in the world and in helping poor countries not with materials but by giving consultation, technology, and if necessary loans.In particular, in consultation and cooperation with large countries like China,USA,Indonesia, Brazil etc India should strive for:

i.dissuading counries like Iran, Israel and North Korea to give up plans even for developing nuclear technology even for peaceful purposes,as this is the first step in the efforts for nuclear weapons

ii.persuading countries to take full responsibility for dismantling terror outfits and eliminating terror from the world. Terrorism has been one of the causes for world economic recession, as a lot of manpower is wasted in trying to preven terrorist activities

iii. being the largest country,it has to take responsibity to contribute to the health of the world population. towards this,India has to spend more, on medical research and spend more on establishing super speciality hospitals,so that small countries which cannot afford to establish the same can utulise the facilities in India

iv.India should increase its food production by 200-300% so that countries affected by natural calamities like floods, drought, earth quakes etc. can be assisted.

v.India should take initiative in brokering peace between warring countries or groups of coutries

vi.India should be the one which tables a large number of resolutions in UN organs like General Assembly, Security Council, specialised agencies etc.(It is taken for granted that by that time India would be a permanent member of the UN)

vii.India should spend much more on and expand its aciviies in the space, nuclear, ocean,heavy materials, renewable sources of energy, nano and emerging sciences as small countries will not be able to spend manpower and money on large projects and allow other countries to benefit from its activities in these spheres.