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Green push

    Context: Recently, Union Cabinet approved a National policy on Biofuels that seeks to not only help farmers dispose of their surplus stock in an economic manner but also reduce India’s oil-import dependence. National policy on Biofuels primarily tries toaddress supply-side issues that have discouraged the production of biofuels within the country. It allows… Continue reading Green push

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Towards solar-powered agriculture

Towards solar-powered agriculture Introduction: In the past few years, solar pumps have consistently piqued the interest of various bureaucrats and politicians. The Prime Minister spoke about solar pumps from the ramparts of the Red Fort in 2016. There is no shortage of ideas which the Centre, States, civil society organisations, and enterprises are adopting to… Continue reading Towards solar-powered agriculture

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South Asian Cooperative Environment Programme (SACEP)

Context: The Union Cabinet has approved signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between India and South Asian Cooperative Environment Programme (SACEP) for cooperation on the response to Oil and Chemical Pollution in the South Asian Seas Region. The MoU intends to promote closer cooperation between India and other maritime nations comprising the South Asian… Continue reading South Asian Cooperative Environment Programme (SACEP)

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Electric mobility

Context: Pollution is the largest environmental cause of disease and premature death in the world today. Last year, the Lancet Commission on Pollution and Health, attributed to air pollution an estimated 6.5 million premature deaths globally, with 1.1 million being from India. The World Health Organisation’s urban air quality database had found four Indian cities… Continue reading Electric mobility