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India has ambitious renewable energy targets of 175GW by 2022. In order to meet this target, the renewable energy sector in India will require $189 billion in additional investment, including $57 billion in equity, and $132 billion in debt.

This analysis considers scenarios for the potential contribution of the bond markets to meet low-carbon investment financing needs in a 2oC energy pathway.

Africa has major development aspirations in the broader context of a global and continental economic development agenda.

Beyond Ending Poverty: The Dynamics of Microfinance in Bangladesh uses household long panel surveys from 1991/92 to 2010/11 in Bangladesh to address some of the criticisms of microfinance—including whether pushing microfinance has made it redundant as a tool for poverty reduction—while investigating whether it still matters for the poor after tw

Beyond Ending Poverty: The Dynamics of Microfinance in Bangladesh uses household long panel surveys from 1991/92 to 2010/11 in Bangladesh to address some of the criticisms of microfinance—including whether pushing microfinance has made it redundant as a tool for poverty reduction—while investigating whether it still matters for the poor after tw

The treatment of chronic diseases like coronary heart disease (CHD) is expensive and can consume a significant portion of household’s income, leading to catastrophic effects on families, particularly those of low socioeconomic status. This was a cross‑sectional study carried out in a private super specialty hospital and a government tertiary care hospital. Nonprobability purposive sampling method was used to collect primary data from a sample of 102 households; having a member suffering from CHD.

Indian agriculture is once again in a slowdown. After the spurt of 2004–05—2011–12 when growth accelerated and the variability of production declined, in recent years growth has slowed and volatility has risen. Given weak world economic prospects and looming climate change, the main objectives of agricultural policy should now be to (i) enhance effi ciency of production and natural resource use, and (ii) devise appropriate safety nets to cope with risks whether from markets or climate.

The paddy-wheat monoculture induced a decelerating agricultural trend in Punjab which has been felt in the form of stagnation in output, deteriorating productivity, environmental degradation, declining farm incomes, depeasantization and suicides by farmers.

A 53-year-old debt-ridden farmer committed suicide by consuming poison at his house in Chakar Savalagi village in Afzalpur taluk of Kalaburagi district on Thursday, taking the number of farmers who

Bhubaneswar: A total of 3,602 farmers of Odisha committed suicide in the past 15 years. This was informed by Agriculture Minister Pradeep Maharathy on Wednesday.

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