Tradition and modernity have by and large been at loggerheads with each other. Most
familial and psychological issues seemingly arise from misconstrued notions of both and
lead to a lot of troubles that could otherwise be avoided with ease. Arun Joshi makes a
masterstroke when it comes to expressing the turmoil and chaos that the world sees due to
such a conflict. This book is a wonderful exposition of how Surinder and Som Bhaskar of The
Foreigner and The Last Labyrinth strive to overcome the turmoil experienced by their
conflict-torn psyche and arrive at peace with themselves.
Electricity is one of the key inputs for socio-economic development. Efficient provision of electricity contributes to poverty reduction by fueling economic growth and enabling the fulfillment of the basic human needs of health and education. Provision of electricity is thus crucial for improving living standards, supporting development and job opportunities and fostering social activities. To meet the challenges of ever-increasing demand for electricity different models for reforming the power sector have been adopted in India. The initiation of reforms in the Electricity Sector in early 1990s, started with the aim of liberalizing the generation sector with the commencement of the independent power projects (IPP) policy. Following a decade of energy sector reforms in India, it is appropriate to ask the extent to which these reforms have benefited the power sector. This book analyses the impact of power sector reforms on Indian electricity generating companies through the selected application of benchmarking technique essential to calculate the performance indicators efficiency and productivity based on the performance indicators. This performance appraisal of generation companies would play a crucial role in defining regulatory policies. In a scenario of power shortage, the foremost objective is the optimum utilization of available power generation capacity. This matching of generation with demand can be better achieved only through proper and efficient working of the utilities. In short, the book focused on offering a way for developing an outline for incentives for utility efficiency and productivity levels through the introduction of competition among the utilities by providing suitable performance and cost benchmarks.
Research and Analytic Book ,“VASANTRAO NAIK: A Pioneer In Politics And The Father Of Agro-Industrial Revolution Volume-Two” is written and edited by the author, Dr. Dinesh Sewa Rathod to review Vasantrao Naik’s significant contribution to agriculture in three consecutive terms of Chief Minister’s tenure from the years 1957 to 1975. The implementation of various schemes and policies, the establishment of four agricultural universities and through the concept of agro-socialism to accelerate the process of development, how Vasantrao Naik strengthened the foundation of the sustainable development of Maharashtra State, the author has presented it chronologically in an authoritative, authentic and statistical analysis.
Vasantrao Naik’s concluding journey in politics after his resignation as Chief Minister, an attempt has also been made to review his sudden demise on 18 August 1979, a detailed analysis about his personality, the thoughtful tributes of respected leaders, many eminent people and various leading newspapers. His revolutionary works, fundamentals and philosophical thought as an ideology called ‘Vasantism’, as a new theoretical ideologies and how it is truly decentralized, far-sighted, dynamic and all-encompassing concept, the author has been particularly illustrated.
The author has justified the political tenure of Vasantrao Naik in the four chapters of this Volume by collecting accredited information from primary and secondary sources.