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Soumya Sarkar

Delhi-based journalist

Soumya Sarkar is a Delhi-based journalist. Follow him on Twitter @scurve.

India Needs Green Banks To Power Its Clean Energy Market

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.
31/08/2016 1:15 PM IST

A Ripple Of Hope For Kolkata’s Beleaguered Wetlands

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.
27/07/2016 7:27 PM IST
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The Great Indian River Trick

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.
07/07/2016 8:55 AM IST