As the share of renewable energy rises, it brings with it new challenges. Unlike in the past, going forward, the management of surplus power will be critical. A new report from the Brookings Institute suggests some steps.
The Centre gears up to take national control of the Kosi and Gandak rivers in north Bihar and turn them into commercial waterways, leaving many important questions unanswered or ignored. Shripad Dharmadhikary and the Manthan team report on findings from a recent visit to the region.
How much longer can coal transport continue to subsidise passenger fares? In a changing landscape for power production and transmission, Indian Railways and the Government will need to make new choices, says a new research report published by Brookings India.
Recently Darryl D’Monte interviewed the famous physicist Fritjof Capra at the annual meet of Greenaccord international environmental journalists in Italy. Here he reports on Capra’s separate remarks about the environment, along with quotes from his books and blogs.
This past August the Code on Wages was introduced in the Lok Sabha and subsequently referred to the Standing Committee on Labour for examination. Vinayak Krishnan of PRS Legislative explains the Code and its pros and cons.
This summer, stories of the impacts of drought and water scarcity that mostly highlight the conditions of farmers, cattle, domestic water supplies in villages, towns and cities have been regular. What is often not reported is the situation with industries, particularly the coal based thermal power plants, reports Shripad Dharmadhikary.
In the second and concluding part of his exposition on India’s skill development efforts, Shambhu Ghatak traces the journey under the UPA and NDA governments, only to find that while the thrust remains the same, the end is far from sight.
The Skill India Mission aims to provide skills training to around 402 million people by the year 2022. In the first of a two-part series, Shambhu Ghatak upholds estimates of skilled workforce from various reports to highlight the yawning gap that needs to be bridged.