Punjab Deputy Chief Minister Sukhbir Singh Badal today said the state was all set to produce 400 MW of power from 28 mini plants with an installed capacity of 10 to 15 MW each. The plants would be commissioned by 2010.

The pilot study of user experience with traditional and improved cookstoves based on research in five Indian states. Provides an understanding of traditional cooking practices,looks at some of the improved cook stoves currently in the market & assesses user experience surrounding use of these improved cookstoves.

MUMBAI: The seven-year-old hippopotamus that died at the Byculla zoo last week may have consumed heavy metals either through water or fodder over a long period of time.

Following this alarming finding, doctors at the Bombay Veterinary College (BVC) on Tuesday swung into action to conduct separate pathological tests of samples (water and fodder) collected from the animal's enclosure.

Demand market rate for power after agreeing to a lower rate SUGAR cooperatives of Maharashtra that have set up power plants that use sugarcane waste as fuel, are trying to wriggle out of their commitment to supply power at lower rates to the state-owned power distribution company, Mahara- shtra State Electricity Distribution Co Ltd (msedcl). Nagpur-based Purti Sugar Mills has moved an

Crop residues like wheat straw and corn stover

Concerns for energy conservation, developing sustainable energy sources and interest towards national energy security benefits combined with growing environmental pollution is necessitating the search for renewable energy sources. Of the renewable energy sources, biomass is highly flexible and the least cost alternative.

The use of clean fuels such as liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) instead of biomass-based fuels used for cooking in India would be beneficial in several ways. However, only about 33.6 million or 17.5% of all Indian homes use LPG as their primary cooking fuel, with 90% of rural homes still dependent on some form of biomass.

Post harvest clumps in rice fields burn and increasepollution in Punjab

About 150 million tonnes of forestry waste and 350 million tonnes of agricultural residue are produced in India every year. However, a major portion of the wastes is not utilised. Scientists in India

Strangely, rural people are using higher quality biofuels such as logs