About the Book :
The State of Jammu and Kashmir has been passing through a period of serious power shortage which has hampered the overall socio-economic progress of its people. There is an urgent need to understand the energy problems in its varied manifestations to safeguard the environment from disastrous ecological disturbance and to evolve an appropriate and viable solutions to the problem of energy. Consequently, the University of Kashmir, in close collaboration with the Atomic Energy Commission and the Government of Jammu and Kashmir, organised a three-day National Seminar on Energy Problems and Prospects in the Jammu and Kashmir State in Srinagar from June 24 to 26, 1985. The object of this Seminar was to evaluate critically the energy situation in the State, assess its needs and suggest ways and means to minimise and, if possible, eliminate in the foreseeable future the scarcity of power. The Seminar brought together on a common plateform energy experts from Educational, Research institutions as also experts from the Government Departments in the Centre and the State as well as policy planners and decision-makers so that a comprehensive policy to tackle the energy problem was evolved. This book brings together various papers presented in the Seminar. It should prove useful to the energy experts and energy planners and may provide an additional impetus to the researchers and policy-makers.
About Author :
M.K. Khera is Professor and Head of the Post-graduate Department of Physics as well as the Dean, Faculty of Science, University of Kashmir. He is the pioneers who established what was formerly known as the "Gulmarg Research Observatory" for conducting high altitude research in Physical and Biological Sciences. He has a number of publications in the fields of cosmic rays and atmospheric electricity to his credit. Some of the other interests include Environmental problems and Energy. He has participated in many national and international conferences.
Majid Husain is Professor of Geography in the Central University, Jamia Milia Islamia, New Delhi. Earlier, he had served in the North Eastern Hill University, Shillong as a Reader and Head, and the University of Kashmir as Professor and Chairman of the Department of Geography. He is the author of numerous books and has over three dozen research papers to his credit. At present, he is one of the Vice-Presidents of the International Association of Landscape Ecology and the President of the Indian Cartographic Association as well as life member of several professional associations.