Falling short of the right measures

It is indeed heartening to see a substantial reflection of the concern around climate change both in the Economic Survey as well as the current Budget. As per the Economic Survey, 309 out of a total of 918 projects registered at a global level are from India and the National CDM Authority has accorded approval to 858 projects facilitating an investment of over Rs 70,000 crore. The finance minister goes a step further to delineate some of the policies and measures that can be put in place to facilitate win-win solutions both for climate change and for India's sustainable development. Among these are promotion of clean technology products, review of fuel emissions and regulations, greater use of solar energy and so on. Full Text