After leading green energy revolution, why India must power-up solar waste management

21 Aug 2017 | | The Financial Express

Growing population and a rapidly rising demand for electricity in both rural and urban areas, and across sectors, has put an extreme pressure on the ecology. With one of the lowest per-capita electricity consumption and one of the largest solar generation targets, India is paving the way forward to bring sustainable and clean electricity to millions. The tropical country has a vision of reducing its emissions intensity by enhancing the share of renewables in its energy mix. The real thrust on clean energy came with the launch of the National Solar Mission in 2010.

Underground Taming of Floods for Irrigation: gendered impacts of intervention

18 Aug 2017 | | Relief Web

"Researchers assess the gendered perceptions of technology impact"

Underground Taming of Floods for Irrigation (UTFI) is a new technology that is being piloted in Jiwai Jadid village of Ramganga sub-basin in Uttar Pradesh. This new technology involves diverting high water flows from rivers or canals when prone to flood risk and recharging the groundwater via village ponds or small dams that are modified for this purpose.

Youth Day: Bridging breach between education and employability

12 Aug 2017 | | TERI

On 17 December 1999, the United Nations General Assembly endorsed the recommendation made by the World Conference of Ministers Responsible for Youth (Lisbon, 8-12 August 1998) to declare August 12 as the International Youth Day, dedicated to celebrating young people's contributions to conflict prevention and transformation as well as inclusion, social justice, and sustainable peace.

Ganga as a 'Living Person': Will it help?

22 Jun 2017 | | The Hindu Business Line

The Uttarakhand High Court ruling confers on rivers a right to be restored. But finally, it is a multi-stakeholder exercise.

360 degree: Going green in the time of Trump

11 Jun 2017 | Ms Neha Pahuja | The Asian Age

The US has repeatedly slammed growing economies like India and China for their carbon emissions and environmental policies, but renewable energy is an idea whose time has come.

Maintaining sanctity of nature

05 Jun 2017 | Ms Raina Singh | The Pioneer

The Centre's thrust to invest in blue-green infrastructure in urban areas will improve the quality of life for urban dwellers. But such efforts must be complimented with implementation systems.

It is said that out of sight is out of mind. A closer look at the way our urban lifestyles and cities in general have changed will make us ponder if mother Earth is facing this syndrome.

Boosting India's Green growth

04 Jun 2017 | Mr Sanjay Seth | Financial Chronicle

Today, India is witnessing a positive change in the corporate and government sector, with respect to green development, which is an opportunity for the country to exercise environmental stewardship, accelerate economic growth and strengthen governance, while achieving social justice.

Will Donald Trump's anti-climate stance stop India's actions? No, it won't

03 Jun 2017 | | Business Standard

Will the US withdrawal from the Paris agreement impact Indias efforts to tackle climate change? To a limited extent, yes. Will it stop Indias actions against climate change? No.

President Trump's announcement of the US withdrawal from the Paris agreement leaves a huge void in the global efforts to stabilise our climate. The US is by far the largest historical emitter of greenhouse gases, and its actions in reducing emissions are central to global efforts to address climate change.

Is Decentralized Waste-Water Treatment And Reuse System The Way Forward For India's Tail-End Sanitation Challenge?

17 May 2017 | | NDTV Swachh India

During the colonial as well as post-colonial phase, India has been witnessing construction and operation of large-scale, centralized wastewater sewerage systems in cities. These are generally operated in parallel with the water supply infrastructures. However, this centralized approach has been unable to keep up with the pressure due to rapid urbanization and exponential growth in urban population thereby leading to abysmal performance in two key indicators of sewage management: a) percentage of sewer network laid, b) treatment capacity of the wastewater generated.

Is consumer's willingness to pay a key factor?

16 May 2017 | Mr Debajit Palit, Ms Bigsna Gill | Policy Pulse Magazine

Understanding electricity demand, its pricing and willingness to pay (WTP) by consumers for electricity services has always been tricky and a matter of debate, both in India as well as globally. Most electricity distribution companies (discoms) in India today continue to be in the 'red' due to poor governance and/or because tariffs are not cost- reflective, resulting in a gap of nearly Rs 0.60 per unit between the average cost of supply and revenue realized (after adjusting subsidy provided by the state government).