Business Standard / New Delhi October 17, 2008, 0:31 IST

BHUBANESWAR: After industrial boom, Western Orissa is all set to experience another revolution. Aquaculture, which has earlier been the mainstay of the coastal and central districts, is going to transform livelihood options of the poor and marginal sections in the interior pockets.

Of the reported 25 lakh homes worldwide that use solar home systems today, about" 3.6 lakh are in India, second only to China which has four lakh solar home system users.

In striving for "efficiency' by means of narrow targeting, households that should be entitled to basic food security through the PDS have been left out.