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.
Soumya Sarkar is a Delhi-based journalist. Follow him on Twitter @scurve.
Temperatures heading north due to climate change is hurting workplace productivity in India, shaving off at least 3% from the country's gross domestic product.
03/06/2016 7:38 PM IST
After two running years of failed rains have pummelled farmers, a generous monsoon season remains the only way to relieve distress in the countryside and boost economic growth.
17/05/2016 11:51 AM IST
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.
06/05/2016 3:18 PM IST
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.
05/05/2016 7:45 PM IST
Bundelkhand is amongst the worst places on earth to be a farmer. Decades of land and water mismanagement made worse by anaemic showers and changing rainfall patterns triggered by climate change have led to untold misery for its largely agrarian population. But many community workers and experts say the situation is not irrevocable. The region may yet prosper by adopting better ways to conserve water, in step with a more sustainable and varying use of the land.
04/05/2016 4:15 PM IST
Bundelkhand, the size of Ireland or Texas at some 700,000 sq km, is home to some of the poorest people in India, an unforgiving land where about half of its 18 million people live under the official poverty line, close to destitution.
03/05/2016 8:21 PM IST
SIGN UP FOR THE DAILY BRIEF FROM HUFFPOST INDIA