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India’s Biological Wealth

India’s Biological Wealth

(Penguin Petit)

APJ Abdul Kalam
,
YS Rajan
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The use of chemicals and chemical products affects our lives in several ways. Fertilizers, pesticides, drugs and pharmaceuticals, petrol, diesel, natural gas and plastics have become an essential part of modern living. And while modern chemical engineering facilitates comfort and tools that improve the quality of life, the manufacturing of these chemicals brings with it the challenge of ensuring a clean and healthy environment.

Despite remarkable growth and diversification of the chemical industry, our technological strengths in process design and engineering have been poor, depending instead on imported technologies. The target for Indian industries and institutions should be to achieve their own, clean processing technology with total recycling and recovery. Are we capable of rising up to the challenge?

A.P.J. Abdul Kalam and Y.S. Rajan explore these questions—and offer answers—in India’s Biological Wealth.

Imprint: Penguin

Published: Nov/2018

Length : 20 Pages

MRP : ₹15.00

India’s Biological Wealth

(Penguin Petit)

APJ Abdul Kalam
,
YS Rajan

The use of chemicals and chemical products affects our lives in several ways. Fertilizers, pesticides, drugs and pharmaceuticals, petrol, diesel, natural gas and plastics have become an essential part of modern living. And while modern chemical engineering facilitates comfort and tools that improve the quality of life, the manufacturing of these chemicals brings with it the challenge of ensuring a clean and healthy environment.

Despite remarkable growth and diversification of the chemical industry, our technological strengths in process design and engineering have been poor, depending instead on imported technologies. The target for Indian industries and institutions should be to achieve their own, clean processing technology with total recycling and recovery. Are we capable of rising up to the challenge?

A.P.J. Abdul Kalam and Y.S. Rajan explore these questions—and offer answers—in India’s Biological Wealth.

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APJ Abdul Kalam

A.P.J. Abdul Kalam was one of India's most distinguished scientists,
responsible for the development of the country's first satellite launch vehicle
and the operationalization of strategic missiles. He also pioneered India
Vision 2020, a road map for transforming India. The President of India
between 2002 and 2007, Dr Kalam was awarded honorary doctorates from
thirty-eight universities and the country's three highest civilian honours-
the Padma Bhushan (1981), Padma Vibhushan (1990) and Bharat Ratna
(1997). A prolific and bestselling author, he conducted lectures on societal
development in many international institutes and was involved in research
on different societal missions. Dr Kalam passed away in July 2015.

YS Rajan

Yagnaswami Sundara Rajan is a well-recognized authority and a thought leader on technology development, business management and society linkages. He held various positions of responsibility related to science and technology between 1988 and 2002 and has shaped key policies and implemented several successful R&D projects with industry participation. He was awarded the Padma Shri in 2012. Srijan Pal Singh is an engineer and management graduate from the Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad. He was with the Indian Institute of Space Sciences and Technology (IIST) where he directly worked with Kalam as a scientific advisor.

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