Annual Lecture 1990, Development Energy and Environment by Amulya Kumar N Reddy

After over two decades of work in Electrochemistry, Prof. Reddy felt that most of the work in advanced institutions of education, science and technology was largely irrelevant to the vast majority of the Indian Poor living in villages, and turned his attention to the application of science and technology in the interests of the poor. He has made pioneering contribution to the field of Global Energy problems of developing countries, village ecosystems, science policy for developing countries and alternative technologies.

He focuses on development and talks about energy as a powerful instrument of development. He questions the paradigm in which energy consumption is a necessary condition for economic growth; where energy becomes an end in itself.

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