A fast-growing solar power industry in India's Rajasthan will soon be transmitting up to 8,000 megawatts of renewable energy to the national grid.
Eminent developmental economist Prof. Amitabh Kundu, former professor at the Centre of Study of Regional Development, JNU, and currently posted in Beirut, UN, addresses several questions on how environment and development is linked in the context of India. Can environment, sustainability and development go hand in hand? How is poverty and environment intertwined in the different social strata?
Malnutrition, disease, spending on health are all linked to the need for better sanitation in our living conditions. As Swachh Bharat becomes a national priority, we track the ground realities of the impact of poor sanitation on health. Watch as we bring to you an insight on this issue that impacts each one of us.
Way back in 1972 Prime Minister Indira Gandhi had famously and inextricably linked poverty and environmental pollution at the United Nations Conference on Human Environment in Stockholm. Much earlier, Mahatma Gandhi stated that “The earth provides enough to satisfy every man’s need but not every man’s greed”.
In India, nearly 1 in 4 people still don’t have access to electricity. Many of them live in poor communities, where the lack of electricity prevents them from living better, more productive lives. To increase energy access for the poor, India has set unprecedented, ambitious plans to boost solar energy nationwide. Watch the video to learn what action India has taken on affordable and reliable solar power for a more prosperous, climate-friendly future.