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?Gas pipeline a cheaper solution to power crisis?

EMINENT SCHOLAR and Director of Gandhian Institute of Studies, Prof Dipak Malik said that power crisis in the contemporary world was posing a serious crisis in world politics.

india Updated: Apr 12, 2006 01:20 IST

EMINENT SCHOLAR and Director of Gandhian Institute of Studies, Prof Dipak Malik said that power crisis in the contemporary world was posing a serious crisis in world politics.

Addressing a seminar on ‘Indo-American Nuclear Deal: Change of Policy of the State’ in Integrated Rural Development Project (IRDP) in Banaras Hindu University here on Monday, Prof Malik said, “We should design our power policy according to our national interest”. Development of the gas pipeline from Iran to India could prove a cheaper solution and could also mitigate regional tension, he said.

India, China, Russia and the Arab countries should jointly develop their own power policy, he suggested, adding that America was changing the power policy of the entire world for its own interest. He suggested that India should further strengthen its relationship with Iran and should develop the gas pipeline.

Establishment of the gas pipe-line would strengthen the economic ties among the countries of this region and also improve regional harmony and peace.

Dr RK Mandal said that development of nuclear power should be based on national interest. He said that we should initiate political steps at international fora for independent nuclear research.

Prof AK Mukherjee, Prof Awadhesh Pradhan, Prof Sadanand Shahi, Dr Sanjay, Dr Prashant Shukla, Dr JV Kumaraiyya, Dr NK Mishra, Dr Pramod Wagle and Dr Dinesh Ojha also addressed the seminar. Dr Shailendra Kumar Tripathi proposed the vote of thanks.