This report is based on the outcome of discussions during a roundtable conference on ’Blue Revolution: Charting South Asia’s Water Future’ organised on 11 April, 2011, by ORF in collaboration with PHD Chamber of Commerce and Industry.

It always comes as a surprise to non-specialist observers that, despite the fact that India has 300 days of sunlighton average, solar power plays an almost insignificant role in the Indian energy mix.

Water will be one of the critical drivers of peace and stability in South Asia in the second decade of the 21 century. If the first decade of the new millennium was shaped by terrorism, the next two decades (2010-2030) will witness issues around water dominating internal and external policies of countries, especially in

The purpose of this paper is to reopen policy debates on the role of agricultural mechanisation in rural development. The paper examines very different and diverse patterns of agricultural mechanisation in some South Asian countries over the last 30 years.

The demand for basic infrastructure and services in Indian cities has increased phenomenally due to rapidly growing
populations. Such unmet demands often adversely affect the quality of urban life, the economic productivity, as well as the
process of sustainable development. The main purpose of this brief is to highlight the problems involved in improving access to