Climate Change, Cities and Urban Poor

Cities are hubs of assets and economic activities, and therefore of population. Cities also degrade the environment, significantly contributing to climate change directly or indirectly. At the same time cities are also vulnerable to climate change impacts. Though degradation is primarily attributable to the affluent urban section, its repercussions impact the urban poor much more. […]

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Greening urban India through its buildings

A green building is one in which the materials used and the methods of operation help in energy, water and natural resource conservation, and create a healthy atmosphere for its occupants. Residential complexes, exhibition centres, hospitals, educational institutions, laboratories, IT parks, airports, government buildings as well as corporate offices can be constructed to be ‘green’ […]

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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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Sustainable Development: The Powergrid Approach

The Power Grid Corporation of India Ltd. (POWERGRID) operates about 72,500 Ckt km transmission lines and 124 sub-stations and about 82,100 MVA transmission capacity. Although grid developmental activities have minimal environmental and social impact owing to the very nature of its activities, but POWERGRID is committed to the goal of sustainable development. The Corporation realises […]

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