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PM Narendra Modi asks cabinet secretary to sort green corridor’s land, forest issues

By : Sustainability ..., Nov 19, 2019

Prime Minister Narendra Modi has deputed cabinet secretary Rajiv Gauba to resolve issues of land, right of way and forest clearances that Modi said at a recent meeting were hampering the progress of the government’s four-year-old ‘Green Corridor’ project for installing a 19,...

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Govt to ease land acquisition, finance for renewables to meet 450 GW target

By : Sustainability ..., Sep 26, 2019

The Ministry of New and Renewable Energy has started drafting plans to set up mega capacities and ease investment in renewables to meet the new target set by Prime Minister (PM) Narendra Modi. At the United Nations Climate Action Summit in New York on Monday, Modi vowed to...

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Solar installations in first half of 2019 at 3.2 GW, down 35 per cent

By : Sustainability ..., Sep 6, 2019

Solar installations in India, during the first half (H1) of 2019 reached 3.2 gigawatts (GW). This is a 35 per cent decline in capacity, compared to 5.1 GW added in H1 of 2018, according to Mercom India. In its report on Q2 2019, titled India Solar Market Update, Mercom found...

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Indian activists oppose oil refinery project citing environmental concerns, as protests flare up

By : Sustainability ..., Aug 12, 2019

In March 2019, following large protests from farmers and environmental activists, the Indian government moved a planned $44 billion ‘green’ oil refinery project out of the ecologically sensitive...

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