Government and non-government groups have not always been on the best of terms
and this relationship has been redefined over the years with changing social and political
scenario. The showdown over the Lokpal bill marks a new low. Read this analysis by
Down to Earth.

Centre wants to withdraw sops for wind energy sector; offers an incentive to improve performance.

Solar electricity lights the maximum number of villages in Chhattisgarh—but barely so. Tucked away in the Barnawapara wildlife sanctuary of Chhattisgarh is a small village, Deba. The national power grid is yet to reach there. But there is no interruption in the scheduled power supply to its 75 households. While power cuts are frequent in grid-connected villages across the state, the only time Deba residents experienced a blackout since they started receiving electricity some seven years ago was in October last year.

Solar electricity lights the maximum number of villages in Chhattisgarh—but barely so.

National solar mission may get derailed as banks hesitate to give loans for its high-risk projects. It is no mean task to find a moneylender for a financially risky project. More so, if it is a high-investment, low-return project under the ambitious Jawaharlal Nehru National Solar Mission.

It asks Cabinet to remove restrictions on mining areas. Choosing economic growth over protection of rich forests, the ministry of coal has written to the Cabinet secretary against demarcation of coal-bearing mines as

The ambitious solar mission is set to start on shaky ground. Bidding for the first phase of Jawaharlal Nehru National Solar Mission has put a question mark on the ambitious target set to augment the country

Ruhi Kandhari travels to a cold desert in Himachal Pradesh to see how a former bureaucrat is greening it.

The Mines and Minerals (Development and Regulation) Bill of 2010 stipulates that companies share 26 per cent profits from mining with project affected people besides paying for community development as part of corporate social responsibility (CSR).

The government will soon introduce rules to regulate informal e-waste recycling sector, but the formal sector itself is flouting regulations. Read this DTE investigative report on the thriving "illegal trade of e-waste" and dangerous working conditions.

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