What does India’s water census say about Madhya Pradesh?

What does India's water census say about Madhya Pradesh?

India has recently conducted its first Water Census, a groundbreaking survey of the country’s water resources, usage patterns, and conservation measures. The Ministry of Jal Shakti, the government body responsible for water resources in India, conducted the census across all 7180 blocks in the country. One of the states covered under the census was Madhya … Read more

E-waste park in Delhi: an initiative to tackle electronic waste

E-waste park in Delhi: an initiative to tackle electronic waste

Electronic waste, or e-waste, is one of the fastest-growing waste streams in the world, and Delhi is no exception. To address this growing problem, the Delhi government announced an e-waste park in Holambi Kalan in 2021. Although, this is a positive step towards e-waste management, there are still many challenges that need to be addressed. … Read more

India’s Energy Demand: A Race Towards Renewables 

India's Energy Demand: A Race Towards Renewables 

As the world approaches 2050, the future of energy consumption seems to be in a plateau state before sliding down. The International Energy Agency (IEA) has projected India to become the largest energy growth market by 2040. However, the current demand for oil in India is high, as the country heavily relies on fossil fuels … Read more

Germany’s energy experiment: pros, and cons

2023: These Indian states are leading in renewable energy generation

Germany is known for its engineering prowess, technological innovation, and environmental consciousness. These attributes culminated in one of the most ambitious energy experiments ever undertaken. the term ‘Energiewende’, which means “energy transition” in German. This experiment seeks to transition Germany from fossil fuels to renewable energy sources, such as solar, wind, and hydroelectric power. In … Read more

Parivesh website shuts down project impact details, available on RTI

Parivesh website shuts down project impact details, available on RTI

The Indian government’s decision to stop providing project impact details on its Parivesh website has raised concerns among environmentalists and experts. The decision was announced by the Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change (MoEFCC), which said that it would only disclose information under the Right to Information (RTI) Act. They cited confidentiality and sensitivity, … Read more

India’s push towards electrification of public and private transport

All data of electric vehicles will be available on this dashboard in India

The Indian government has set an ambitious target of 100% electrification of public transport and 40% electrification of private vehicles by 2030. This is being done to reduce carbon emissions and promote clean energy. In recent years, the government has taken several steps to promote the adoption of electric vehicles and charging infrastructure. Steps taken … Read more

Greenwashing cases in India, and how can we be more aware?

greenwashing in india

Greenwashing cases in India | Greenwashing refers to the practice of making false or exaggerated claims about a product’s environmental benefits or sustainability to attract consumers. It is a marketing strategy used by companies to appeal to the growing market demand for eco-friendly products. However, these claims often mislead consumers into thinking that they are … Read more

No set deadline for coal phase-out hampers India’s energy transition commitments

g7 summit coal phase out deadline for india

The world is facing an existential crisis in the form of climate change, and there is a growing consensus that urgent action is needed to mitigate its impact. The recent G7 summit has generated significant attention for its commitment to accelerate the clean energy transition to net-zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2050. However, the group’s … Read more

Revolutionizing Sustainability: India’s Green Skill Development Program Leads the Way

India's Green skill development program

India has been at the forefront of sustainability for a while now, with its Green Skill Development Program (GSDP) being a prime example. The program was launched in 2015 by the Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change (MoEFCC), to impart green skills to 5.5 lakh youth by 2021-22. The GSDP has been making remarkable … Read more

The cost of conservation: who pays the price for wildlife conservation?

wildlife conservation and tribals losing livelihoods

Adivasis and other forest-dwelling tribes have paid the price of wildlife conservation by losing their ancestral lands and livelihoods.