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By : Sustainability ..., Aug 13, 2019

India is in the ropes of an unforgiving water shortage in Chennai and Karnataka that is continuing to haunt residents. While Kerala is inundated as a delayed monsoon season has proved itself a strong adversary. As...

By : Hemant R. Ojha, Jul 1, 2019

Water security in India has been worsening due to climate change and rapid rate of urbanization. Long-term community-based water management systems are feeling the pressure of increasing demand. While government intervention is vital, building on the capacity of...

By : Jitendra Vir Sharma, Jul 1, 2019

India’s efforts to curb emissions and meet its Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs) are reliant on the cumulative efforts of state and central government. India reinstated its commitment to enhance its carbon...

By : Anoop Nautiyal, Jun 12, 2019

The verdant Doon Valley, home to a picturesque mountain range like the many others that dot the Himalayas, has now become synonymous with an abundance of unattended plastic waste. The mountains that once emanated...

By : Mugdha Malik, May 30, 2019

India’s air pollution crisis made it to national and global headlines once again this year with the release of the State of Global Air 2019 report that highlights the toll the toxic air of the country takes on its...

By : Debi Prasad Dash, May 27, 2019

The electric vehicle (EV) market in India is currently exhibiting potential for significant growth. While India is still in the infancy of EV adoption, eventually it is set to adopt EVs in various modes of transportation. While there are limited choices for consumers in currently, rapid...

By : Lanvin Concessao, May 27, 2019

After a last push through the Saubhagya scheme, 100% household electrification in India was officially achieved in January 2019. However, even as 25 million households have now been connected to the grid, millions of households alongside small and marginal farmers still lack access to reliable...

By : Abhilasha Fullonton, May 22, 2019

The Indian government’s efforts to enhance domestic manufacturing in conjunction with rapid adoption of EVs have materialized into phase two of the FAME scheme. There has been much talk about a localization rider attached to the scheme. It dictates that in order to avail subsidies, Original...

By : Abhilasha Fullonton, Mar 25, 2019

7 of the top 10 polluting cities in the world are in India. However, fixing that requires a coordinated effort across a region and is not limited to actions within a city alone. Air pollution is...

By : Abha Nirula, Mar 22, 2019

The interim budget 2019-20 did not see any major announcements pertaining to distributed renewable energy. The budget has allocated INR 5.25 billion for solar projects under off-grid and decentralized renewable power for the next financial year, a decline of 35% as compared to the revised...

By : sustainabilityo..., Nov 14, 2017

On Sep 25, 2017 the central government launched the Pradhan Mantri Sahaj Bijli Har Ghar Yojana (or Saubhagya). The objective of the ‘Saubhagya’ scheme is to provide energy access to all by providing last mile...

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By : sustainabilityo..., Nov 9, 2017

Sustainable and Responsible Investing is a global trend that has picked up momentum in the last 10 years; and India is likely to be the next frontier. This is the finding of a recent...

By : sustainabilityo..., Oct 29, 2017

 

The objective of the ‘Saubhagya’ scheme is to provide energy access to all by providing last mile connectivity and electricity connections to all the remaining 300 Lakhs un-electrified households in rural...

By : sustainabilityo..., Sep 12, 2017

The power sector is a priority sector for the nation. The sector has seen remarkable growth with a CAGR of nearly 14% in the last five years and is expected to grow even further as the country paves its way towards...

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