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Decentralised solar is transforming rural India, needs an extra push
Decentralised renewable energy solutions are supporting several traditional rural trades and livelihoods in India.
Natural farming methods help the ‘climate-smart’ villages of MP brave climate impacts
From digging ponds in the fields to composting crop residue instead of stubble burning, farmers in MP adopt natural farming methods.
Organic agriculture critical for generating indigenous, clean fuel
The bio-CNG technology holds the promise of producing an indigenous fuel and organic fertiliser, while tackling the problems associated with straw burning. But on the ground, there are too many hurdles in adopting this circular economy-based concept.
India’s norms for pumped storage hydro projects (PSPs) aim to facilitate energy storage
PSPs are conventionally used to stabilise the grid and maintain peak power. India has a potential of 103 gigawatt of PSP.
Water is needed for green hydrogen production, but concerns remain about its availability
There are estimates that green hydrogen needs nine litres of water to produce every kilogram of green hydrogen.
Community participation helps a Maharashtra village become flood-free after years
The residents of the Kondgaon-Sakharpa village restored the Kajli river in 2021 and have survived two monsoons, without floods.
Green building regulations give impetus to sustainable data centers in India
With the increase in internet usage and the dependency on computer systems, India is seeing an increasing demand for data centers.
[Commentary] A shared understanding of forest landscapes is the foundation for restoration
A landscape approach to forest restoration would try to achieve objectives that support a wide range of stakeholders.