Although small hydro electric schemes are considered ideal for remote hill villages, planners have overlooked crucial factors and not all villagers are happy
Efforts at realising the vastly untapped potential of hydel power in the country are hampered by lack of finances
Although small hydro projects are expensive, they are clean and renewable sources of energy and there is scope to reduce costs
After initial success in deriving energy from water, sun, wind and biomass, India is poised for a great leap in making these the energy sources of the future.
MNES anticipates that its financing in the last two years of the Eighth Plan will be augmented by about Rs 1,300 crore, with the additional funding coming mainly as external assistance from the World Bank and GEF.
Helped by state government concessions, Tamil Nadu is all set to expand its wind forms and become the country's premier wind energy centre.
Low water prices have been pinpointed as being responsible for wasteful consumption by both domestic and industrial consumers, but what does the government propose to do about it?
Higher rates have to be charged if the Indian paper industry is to learn a much needed lesson in water conservation.
Faced with a water shortage, Madras Refineries Ltd has opted for cleaning up sewage water and recycling its own effluents to meet its water needs.
Balotra, an arid little town in Rajasthan, has a novel way of raising money to treat effluents from its mushrooming textile dyeing and processing industry.
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