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Gate Technology and Development, No. 4 - AT: The Indian Scene

D 13584 F No. 4/1999 October - December


Energy Privatisation

Mastering the Crisis

Sustainable Agriculture

gate stands for German Appropriate Technology Exchange and was founded in 1978 as a special division in the government-owned Deutsche Gesellschaft für Technische Zusammenarbeit (GTZ), German Technical Cooperation.

gate defines “appropriate technologies” as those which appear particularly apposite in the light of economic, social and cultural criteria. They should contribute to socioeconomic development whilst ensuring optimal utilisation of resources and minimal detriment to the environment. Depending on the case at hand a traditional intermediate or highly-developed technology can be the “appropriate” one.

gate offers a free information service on appropriate technologies for all public and private development institutions in developing countries.

gate is provided by the


• Information and Advisory Service on Appropriate Technology (ISAT) and the

• Building Advisory Service and Information Network (BASIN).

These two projects are enhanced by the

• Small-scale Project Fund (KPF) which aims to support pilot solutions.


gate 4/99 Dezember 1999
gate in Deutsche Gesellschaft für Technische Zusammenarbeit
(GTZ), GmbH
Post Box 5180
D-65726 Eschborn
Federal Republic of Germany
Telephone: +49 6196/79-0
Fax: +49 6196/79 73 52

Roland Seifert

Michael Gardner
Norbert Glaser
Print, distribution, advertising
Frankenallee 71-81
D-60327 Frankfurt
Federal Republic of Germany

Jürgen Platt

Cover Photo:

Focus in this issue:
Carsten Hellpap

“gate” appears quarterly. A single copy costs DM 6.00 and a year’s subscription DM 24.00. Named contributions do not necessarily represent the views of the publisher or the editorial staff. Reproduction is permitted after consultation; copies should be supplied.

ISSN 0723-2225


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