Light at the end

Southasia - - EDITOR'S MAIL -

Well done, Southasia, for com­ing up with a highly in­for­ma­tive and thor­ough cover story on the sub­ject of en­ergy cri­sis in the South Asian re­gion. The ar­ti­cles summed up the pre­vail­ing power sit­u­a­tion in all re­gional coun­tries and also at­tempted to of­fer so­lu­tions. Given the na­ture of the is­sue, it may take years, even decades, to over­come the power cri­sis, but a so­lu­tion has to be found. Oth­er­wise, the re­gion will plunge into dark­ness for­ever.

The chal­lenge is grave and all South Asian coun­tries need to work to­gether to face it. Th­ese coun­tries are for­tu­nate in the sense that they are blessed with many kinds of nat­u­ral re­sources which can be har­nessed to pro­duce cheap and en­vi­ron­ment-friendly elec­tric­ity. En­ergy pro­duced through hy­dro, so­lar and wind sources is the way to go in fu­ture as it is sus­tain­able and clean.

Let’s hope the coun­tries that lead South Asia in terms of pop­u­la­tion and tech­nol­ogy can come up with in­no­va­tive so­lu­tions to solve the en­ergy cri­sis and help them­selves and their neigh­bors in deal­ing with the prob­lem.

Mahim Sul­tan Is­lam­abad, Pak­istan

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