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Pumping to production: Powering India’s next phase of agrifood

By : Sustainability ..., Dec 13, 2019

In Bhavdi, a village in Maharashtra, 35-year-old Anita Kolte had to leave her family’s small plot of land to make a living, about $120 a year, well below the poverty line. Late last year, however, she started using an innovative solar solution to dry produce and sell it into...

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Rajasthan: New solar power scheme to light up lives of rural farmers

By : Sustainability ..., Dec 3, 2019

A solar power scheme to generate income for farmers from their infertile land was launched last week. The proposal floated on Saturday requesting applications for setting up plants with capacity ranging from 0.5 to 2 megawatt would also benefit the discoms, and fulfil a long-...

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India moving towards hybridised power utilities to achieve rural growth

By : Sustainability ..., Nov 28, 2019

India's state-run power utilities or DISCOMs are badly in debt despite repeated bail-outs, and are failing in their mandate to deliver reliable, quality power to homes and businesses. However, a new trend is emerging that has the potential to address these challenges. The...

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Participation in PM-KUSUM tenders a challenge for distributed RE start-ups: Report

By : Sustainability ..., Sep 27, 2019

Early stage start-ups operating in the Distributed Renewable Energy (DRE) space are facing a challenge in participation in tenders floated under the ambitious KUSUM scheme, according to a report based on a survey by CLEAN, a Delhi-based non-government organisation (NGO). The...

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