The 11th plan has set what industry considers a modest target of 10,000 mw capacity addition in five years. Everyone agrees that much more is possible. But for this to happen, big time, the business of wind must be into energy generation and not just encashing credits because of investment subsidies.

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Lucknow: The Uttar Pradesh government's

the Union Ministry of Finance imposed an additional duty of Rs 15,000 to Rs 20,000 per vehicle on big cars and utility vehicles on June 13. The decision comes as a knee-jerk reaction to the skyrocketing international crude prices. While welcoming the move as a step forward, experts said staving off an energy crisis would require making the tax progressively harsher and linking it with fuel

India's several interlinked energy related challenges can only be met by long-term planning and coordinated action by various stakeholders. By highlighting the Planning Commission's Integrated Energy Policy Report, this article proposes the creation of a government-supported statutory energy modelling institution - the Bureau of Energy Information and Analysis - that works under the guidance of the Planning Commission to develop an in-house modelling and analysis capacity for India.

Bird flu has hit West Bengal barely a month after India presented a roadmap for pandemic preparedness and human security at the New Delhi International Ministerial Conference on Avian and Pandemic

Faced with 25,000 landless people from across the country marching up to parliament on October 29 to register their protest, the United Progressive Alliance (upa) government announced the creation of

griha, a rating system for green buildings developed by The Energy and Resources Institute ( teri ), has been formalized as the first national rating system. teri signed a memorandum of

The centre, in a major reshuffle of rural development programmes, has brought down the number of centre-sponsored schemes from 214 to 99, says an official of the Union Ministry of Rural Development.

The third report of the National Family Health Survey was carried out during 2005-2006 and provides information on the population, health and nutrition in all 29 states. A total of 199,000 men and women were interviewed to collect data. The International Institute for Population Sciences, Mumbai, carried out the survey with technical assistance from Macro International of the US. The Government of India, US Agency for International Development, Department for International Development, Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, UNICEF and the UN Population Fund provided the funds.

the Union Ministry of Chemicals and Fertilizers is deliberating on a mechanism to promote neem-coated fertili