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Dr Shilpi Kapur

Natural resources including renewable and non-renewable energy, metals and minerals, water, air, biomass and land, are key production factors. Restoring and maintaining the health of these resources by incorporating resource efficiency is a key...

Dr Shilpi Kapur

In 1992, the United Nations Conference on Environment and Development (UNCED) held in Rio de Janeiro led to the adoption of Agenda 21-also known as the blueprint for sustainable development-by more than 178 governments. Agenda 21 stated that "the...

Dr Shilpi Kapur

India's growing population has been accompanied by massive urbanisation. Census of India estimates show that between 1991 and 2011 the urban population in the country increased from 26% to 31%. However, this rapid urbanisation has been...

Dr Shilpi Kapur

Unfortunately, renewable energy is being promoted on prime farmland rather than wasteland. A policy solution is needed.

India is blessed with a variety of these clean renewable energy alternatives-biomass, solar energy, wind energy and...

Dr Shilpi Kapur

The "green economy" concept as a vision for growth and development has emerged in various intergovernmental forums such as the United Nations Environment Programmes (UNEP) Green Economy Initiative, the Organization for Economic Co-operation and...

Dr Shilpi Kapur

India has witnessed significant economic growth and made efforts at poverty reduction over the last two decades, which has lifted millions out of poverty. But this has been accompanied by fundamental changes in the country's demographics,...

Dr Shilpi Kapur

Though it makes up for a very large part of the industrial structure in any country, especially in India, the Small and Medium Enterprise (SME) sector is often characterised by the use of outdated technologies. According to a World Bank study...

Ms Shailly Kedia

The National Rural Employment Guarantee Scheme (NREGS) is an important milestone and mechanism, the manifestations of which help us in reviewing crucial issues regarding the impact of development interventions in Indian rural ecosystems. This...

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