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From ‘Water Green’ to ‘Man-made Ignorance’

E.F.Schumacher was a German statistician and economist who is best known for his proposals for human-scale, decentralised and appropriate technologies. His book “Small Is Beautiful: A Study of Economics as if People Mattered” was ranked by The Times Literary Supplement as one of the 100 most influential books published since World War II. In this issue we have given a few of his quotable quotes.

Shri.N.Krishnamoorthy covers the topic of ‘Water Green’ by way of the usual dialogue between Srimati Annapurna Duval, Shri Krish Phidal and Professor Jnani Noval.  In happenings section, we have covered training programmes on Bio-pesticide preparation, Terrace Gardening, Ferro-cement technology, Compressed Earth Blocks making, Traditional Siddha Varma Bone setting Practices, Crop Residue Management and Networking etc.

In the wisdom section, C.Douglas Lummis explains us the real meaning of ‘Prosper - According to Hope’, Majid Rahnema basically an Iranian writes about ‘Voluntary Poverty’ based on age old moral principles of simplicity and finally Dr.Vandana Shiva, World renowned Environmental thinker says that ‘Man-made Ignorance’ is becoming a new source of threat to life on this planet.

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