Currently man is confronted with a perplexing situation related with ‘development and environment’. He is surprised to find that the development, a result of his thousands of years of efforts, has become detrimental to the environment — the very base of the development. He is in a dilemma and can’t choose only one because he knows that both are essential to sustain human civilisation. Thus, he has to strive hard to strike a balance between the two.
This Book deals with the development
of ‘geoenergy resources’ and its impact on environment and man, especially of the Northeast India. We have to develop the geoenergy resources in such a way that it does not affect the potential of environment and that is the point discussed in 25 papers contributed but the experts and scientists form different disciplines. These papers deal with the development of uranium, oil, gas and coal as sources of energy. Not only problems have been identified but practical solutions have also been given. Undoubtedly, the scientists, technocrats, planners and public leaders interested in energy, development and environment shall find this book not only interesting but valuable too.