In 10 years, a majority of India's electricity will be produced from cleaner and renewable sources, putting the country ahead of promises made at the Paris Climate Summit. India will generate as much...
An army of sickly and poorly educated children growing up in villages will continue to drag down the country as adults unless the nation's nutrition and education delivery systems are made more effici...
Even as representatives from close to 200 nations meet in Montreal to hammer out a deal to contain aviation emissions, India has expressed its reservations on a global agreement unless some key concer...
India's headlong rush to boost renewable energy in keeping with the spirit of the Paris climate summit has been tempered with the difficulties project developers are facing to secure inexpensive finance. This issue can be best solved by establishing a green bank to strengthen the rapidly expanding clean energy market, a recent report has recommended.
How much difference could a foot of water possibly make? For thousands of fishermen and vegetable farmers in the East Kolkata Wetlands, it could mean the difference between a decent livelihood and chronic want. And now the National Green Tribunal is taking an interest, which might yet save the beleaguered Ramsar site.
The 60 million people visiting Ujjain for the Kumbh Mela were not bothered about the dying Shipra and efforts to rejuvenate the holy river. What mattered was the pilgrimage that carried the promise of salvation.
While putting dying rivers such as the Shipra and Sabarmati on life support by transporting water at enormous cost from other river basins is measure that's earning populist praise, it raises serious questions on the transparent allocation of this increasingly scarce resource.
India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi and US President Barack Obama agreed to ratify the Paris Agreement on climate change while announcing strong measures to fight ozone layer depletion and to promote clean energy in India.
A general agreement to collaborate and boost trade and investment in nuclear and solar energy during Prime Minister Narendra Modi's fourth visit to the US could play a vital role in charting a sustainable future for the world.
Even as Bundelkhand shrivels under the onslaught of a prolonged drought, the government is going ahead with a grand scheme to link two major rivers at this southern edge of the Ganga basin. At a time when moisture has fled the land and the rain-fed rivers are down to a trickle, transporting water some 230 km in a canal, irrigating farmland on the way, appears to be a mirage to many.
Bundelkhand is a dirt-poor region where people are now desperately scratching the dirt for water. Only a few farmers have enough money to dig more than 50 metres and pump water out of the few aquifers that have not gone dry. A few others have built check dams and embankments to hold the rain where it falls, and their farms remain profitable. But such oases are too few and far between.