Karnataka signed up for UDAY Scheme in June 2016 with an objective of improving operational efficiency of its DISCOMs. As per the scheme, Karnataka has a target of reducing its aggregate technical and commercial (AT&C) loss to 14.2% by FY19. The Karnataka DISCOMs seem to have brought down their AT&C loss over the last five years.

Karnataka signed up for UDAY Scheme in June 2016 with an objective of improving operational efficiency of its DISCOMs. As per the scheme, Karnataka has a target of reducing its aggregate technical and commercial (AT&C) loss to 14.2% by FY19. The Karnataka DISCOMs seem to have brought down their AT&C loss over the last five years.

India, through the Paris Climate Agreement in 2015, made a commitment to reduce its emissions intensity of GDP (kg CO2/INR) by 33–35% in 2030, over the 2005 levels (GoI, 2015).

India announced its Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs) at the Conference of Parties (CoP) meeting in Paris, 2015.

In December 2015, the Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change (MoEFCC) notified emission standards for limiting Sulphur Oxides (SOx), Nitrogen Oxides (NOx), Particulate Matter (PM) and Mercury (Hg) emissions in coal-based Thermal Power Plants (TPPs). As of December 2017 (the deadline for meeting these standards), compliance was poor.

The Center for Study of Science, Technology and Policy (CSTEP) modelled the current emission concentrations in the flue stacks of different plants based on unit capacities, vintage and their coal linkages.

There has been a surge of interest regarding the adoption of electric vehicles (EV). The idea of large-scale penetration of EV presents a new set of sectoral planning challenges. This move will require coordinated planning between three sectors: transportation, urban planning and power.

There has been a surge of interest regarding the adoption of electric vehicles (EV). The idea of large-scale penetration of EV presents a new set of sectoral planning challenges. This move will require coordinated planning between three sectors: transportation, urban planning and power.

The purpose of the compendium is to provide information on sanitation technologies from across the sanitation value chain.

The Government of India and policy makers are faced with the fact that India has vast wind energy potential. However, there have been different studies and assessments, producing different results.