Tuesday, January 16, 2018

LPG Access Schemes in India

The cabinet committee on economic affairs approved the Pradhan Mantri Ujjwala Yojana on 10 March 2016. The scheme aims to provide free LPG connections...

Why it is important to ‘Re-define’ Forests in India

‘Forests’ in India remain defined by their dictionary meaning as guided by the Supreme Court in Godavarman case in 1996. Oxford dictionary defines forest...

Paris Climate Agreement is in force, what now?

There was much excitement and euphoria when the draft agreement was signed during the Paris climate conference in December 2015; when the countries agreed...

State Governments Should Shed Their Deficit Economy Mindset To Usher In...

Indian power sector is going through a distinctive churn. On one hand, there are impressive statistics on the power availability - India clocked the...

‘Green taxes’ for cleaner India?

India formally ratified the Paris climate agreement on Sunday, notwith-standing that last week Donald Trump was trashing global warming as a hoax and efforts...

Booms and busts in oil prices

Oil prices have been excessively volatile since the mid-2000s, ranging from $147 in 2007 to $30 in 2015, with sharp swings in between. Apart...

Hotter, longer, deadlier summers

India’s romance with seasons has been well known since the times of Kalidasa’s Ritusamhara. But it is now under strain because of global climate change. Climate...

Can we meet three times increase in energy consumption in 2040?

Niti Aayog recently released a draft National Energy Policy. Policy has four key objectives — Access at affordable prices, improved security and Independence, Greater Sustainability, and...

Disregard Traditional Wisdom to Preserve Environment in Cities On Own Peril

In almost all metropolitan cities, the air quality is heavily polluted and barely breathable. This has had serious consequences on the health of citizens....

Air Pollution in Delhi, Mumbai and other Indian Cities: Urgent Need...

There is an urgent need to increase the use of vehicles powered by various forms of renewable energy, such as, batteries, solar power and...