From the article:
Stand alone small power level systems as a route to low investment decentralised systems with low gestation period are discussed. Current costs of investments and energy of alternate systems are used to argue for bio-residue based power generation system. Recent developments in these technologies, third party validation efforts based on rigorous tests are brought out. Potentialities for constructing a replicable power generation system which enhances the number of wage days in villages, their agricultural productivity and also the quality of life in villages are explained. Current experiences in this direction at ASTRA, IISc are brought out.