Separate ministry for Himalayas?

A group of environmentalists have suggested that a separate ministry be set up for the Himalayan region. Noted environmentalist Sunderlal Bahuguna said, ‘The disturbances in the Himalayas is not a concern for the Himalayan communities alone. Conserving the pristine Himalayas should be the responsibility of30


Palakkad adivasis to get a share of profits of SUZLON

The Kerala government has decided to share profits with the Palakkad adivasis of Kerala. Suzlon had erected windmills and according to allegations had usurped land from the adivasis. There is some uncertainty regarding the actual land in dispute.  Chief minister Oomen Chandy said, “The ownership30

Millennium Development Goals

Millennium Development Goals – Indian perspective

In the historic year of 2000, 189 nations pledged in the form of eight ‘Millennium Development Goals (MDGs)’ to help people to overcome extreme poverty and multiple deprivations. MDGs are set to be achieved by 2015 and are most strategically designed, broadly supported, comprehensive and30

Solar Farming – Indian perspective

The future of solar technology is immense in India. The currently available principle solar technologies comprise of solar PV’s and solar thermal with variations of the two. While solar PV makes use of the photoelectric effect, solar thermal aims at concentrating solar energy and storing30

Ralegan Siddhi – A sustainable village model for the country

Around 60% of the rural population in India lives in primitive conditions. Most of them have no access to electricity, necessary education and health services. Modern technology has not touched these people even after 60 years of independence. Rural poverty causes large scale migration to30

Power deficit – The answer is blowing in the wind

The Economic Times (Jun 10, 2011): “Renewable energy can help bridge energy deficit, check govt’s subsidy burden: Switching rural India on to renewable energy sources could help the country bridge its widening energy deficit, according to the Planning Commission. The panel has suggested diversification of30