Dr. Anil K. Rajvanshi
Diesel is normally used in automobiles, tractors and trucks and is considered a dirty fuel since these vehicles emit smoke and particulates. It has a bad rap. However, recent work done by the Nimbkar Agricultural Research Institute (NARI), a rural NGO in Maharashtra, has shown that it can be an excellent and clean fuel for cooking and lighting in rural households when used in a newly invented device called the "Lanstove" (lantern plus stove).
I believe that the best way to provide adequate food for the rural poor is by setting up restaurants in villages on a large scale. These restaurants will be similar to regular ones but, for people below the poverty line (BPL), they will provide meals at subsidised rates.