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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

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

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
Selling Salvation Down The River [Photo

Selling Salvation Down The River [Photo Feature]

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.
11/07/2016 8:25 AM IST
The Great Indian River

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
The Kumbhs Runneth

The Kumbhs Runneth Dry

The dark shadow of dying rivers and receding water lie over the Kumbh Melas as hasty interventions and climate change threaten to disrupt the largest human gatherings on earth.
05/07/2016 11:09 AM IST
US And India Pledge To Ratify Paris Climate

US And India Pledge To Ratify Paris Climate Pact

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.
09/06/2016 9:32 AM IST