Tuesday, January 12, 2010

India can be solar power leader: PM

Solar can help secure India's energy independence and tackle climate change, Singh said, as well as offering new opportunities for industry in a country with a crippling shortage of power.

"The rapid spread of solar lighting systems, solar water pumps and other solar power-based rural applications can change the face of our rural energy sector," he said

The prime minister said India boasted some of the world's greatest science and techology minds and they had revolutionised atomic energy, space and information technology.
"I am convinced that solar energy can be the next scientific and industrial frontier in India," he said.

RTI act most significant event of Indian democracy: Delhi high court

"Democracy expects openness and openness is concomitant of free society. Sunlight is the best disinfectant," the court said.

The bench, also comprising Justices Vikramajit Sen and S Muralidhar, said that right to know the facts about the administration of the country is thus one of the pillars of a democratic State.

"Information is currency that every citizen requires to participate in the life and governance of the society. In any democratic polity, greater the access, greater will be the responsiveness and greater the restrictions, greater the feeling of powerlessness and alienation," the court said.

Orissa Introduces E-Registration of Land

"Chance of unauthorised sale of land will drastically come down with beginning of the e-registration project", Patnaik said while naming the project as "Dharani".

Besides helping people to get documents relating to sale and purchase of land within 45 minutes, Patnaik said this could help in monitoring land transfer of tribal people.