Overview for Environment, Energy, Health: Planning for Conservation
Environmental degradation as a consequence of industrialization and urbanization since the last century has become a global phenomenon and it has now become a burning problem, focussing the attention of scientists, technologists, environmentalists and people in other walk of life all over the world. Several measures to preserve the environment have been suggested in international conferences held periodically and an understanding between several nations to take follow up action in adopting several measures has reached. Keeping in view the significance of this burning problem the book consisting of articles on three interrelated aspects of environment, energy and health has been written. In the first section, the articles have been dealt exhaustively on various aspects of land, air and water pollution and several remedies were suggested to preserve enviroment. The second section deals with alternate/supplementary energy resource potentialities and utilization and the possibilities for further utilization to meet the future energy crisis which is likely to occur due to large-scale exploitation of fuel wood and fossil fuel resources. The third section deals with technological innovations. The fourth section deals with a few articles on health, which is very much related to environment preservation. Some of the articles included in this book have been already published in newspapers like Hindu, Newstime, Deccan Chronicle and Indian Express and a few of them were TV programmes given by the author under Education Mass Media Research Centre of University Grants Commission.
V. Vidyanath (Author)
Prof. V. Vidyanath, M.Sc., Ph.D. is a retired Professor of Geography, Osmania University. He acted as Head of the Department of Geography and Director, Centre for Area Studies of Osmania University. He has been actively engaged in research and several of his research papers were published in many research journals. Besides he completed several research projects sponsored by CSIR, UGC, MNES, (Ministry of Non-conventional Energy Resources) and Ministry of Science and Technology )formerly known as DST). He has authored and edited a number of graduate level Geography books published by Telugu Academy. He was associated with Planning Atlas of Andhra Pradesh and Land Use Planning Atlas of East Godavari district. He has visited Ruhr University under Indo-German Cultural Exchange Programme and was a visiting Professor at Ruhr University, Bochum. He gave lectures in NRSA and participated in several seminars. He was associated with several Universities as expert of selection committee and also in several other capacities. Besides he served as advisor in Geography for UPSC competitive examinations. His fields of specialization are Agricultural geography, Resources development particularly non-conventional energy and environment studies.