In Kerala’s tribal villages, turbines are turning the tide

In Kerala’s tribal villages, turbines are turning the tide

The true cost of hydro power… is not money but time,” writes editor and author Prem Shankar Jha in his latest book, Dawn of the Solar Age. Environmentalists and human rights activists protest hydro projects across the country, and as Jha points out, wind, solar PV, and solar thermal power today provide viable alternatives.

India’s hydro power generation grew 3 per cent last financial year

India’s hydro power generation grew 3 per cent last financial year

Hydro power generation in India grew over 3 per cent in 2017-18 after three-consecutive years of lean generation marred by below normal rains and less snowfall. Dry winter has affected the overall generation in the last quarter this year as well and snagged the generation at the country’s largest hydro company, National Hydro Power Corporation by 1.7 per cent compared to the last year.

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