More than three lakh workers will be employed in the solar and wind energy sectors to meet the country’s target of generating 175 gigawatts of electricity from renewable sources by 2022, an International Labour Organisation (ILO) report said.
When the lights went on in Birgaon for the first time on a chilly winter evening late last December, it allowed the government to announce in April this year that every village in India now had electricity.
State-run thermal power plants in India’s coastal States have again begun buying overseas coal due to domestic coal shortages, government and utility officials said, in a setback for the country’s long-term plans to eliminate imports.
Rising crude oil prices contributed to India’s trade deficit widening to $13.72 billion in April 2018, from $13.69 billion in March, and compared with the $13.25 billion shortfall in the same month last year, according to official data released on Tuesday.
India can increase its GDP by up to 60% by 2025 by enabling more women to participate in its workforce, a 2015 study by the McKinsey Global Institute had stated.
There is now 100% village electrification in India, an important milestone in the country’s development trajectory.
The bald tops of the Western Ghats are a pristine ecosystem replete with innumerable animal species and, apparently, an abundance of wind and windmills.
With four cast-iron water tanks from ‘Negapatam’ (Nagapattinam) punctuating the vast foyer like colon marks and a wooden bench that may have seen many stations before this one, the Railway Museum in Tiruchi is an ode to the romance of train travel in India.
Despite U.S. President Donald Trump’s decision to pull out of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), the deal itself won’t be scrapped as long as Iran and the other signatories: U.K., France, Russia, China, Germany and the European Union remain committed to it.
In late April, a bus with schoolchildren collided with a train at an unmanned railway level crossing, near Kushinagar in Uttar Pradesh.