India’s highly-praised solar energy plan unlikely to benefit the vulnerable

India came out as a frontrunner in the fight to tackle climate change after the Paris climate negotiations in 2015, especially when the Indian Prime Minister spearheaded a massive, 121 country-wide intergovernmental organization – the International Solar Alliance – dedicated to increasing solar energy and reducing dependence on fossil fuels globally.  In fact, solar power is a […]

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Emerging dimensions of grass root women leaders

Sivani Mogra Panchayat, Bhandara District, Maharashtra: Enforcing identity An all women gram sabha and its chairperson focused on identity, recognition and celebration of womanhood in society. Today, women’s names are written on residence nameplates and the panchayat records the woman’s name as the head of the house.   Zari Panchayat, Nanded District, Maharashtra: Fighting malnutrition […]

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Renewable News India

RE from Germany India, one of the biggest markets for alternative energy technologies, is looking towards Germany for technological assistance and knowledge transfer in the field of renewable energy, especially for rural electrification and grid integration. German companies, which have the largest solar market worldwide, are keen to enter India with their solar thermal, photovoltaic […]

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