This is text of the The Right to Fair Compensation and Transparency in Land Acquisition, Rehabilitation and Resettlement Bill, 2013 (Land Acquisition Bill) passed in the Lok Sabha.

This new report published by the World Bank and IHME presents key changes in the leading causes of premature mortality and disability in South Asia. It explores intraregional differences in diseases, injuries, and the risk factors.

This joint IEA and UNDP report shares best practices and lessons learned among IEA member countries and non-IEA countries in improving energy efficiency in the building sector.

Read text of the landmark National Food Security Bill, 2013. This promises to give right to the country's 80 crore people to get 5 kg of foodgrains every month at Rs 1-3 per kg.

Union Minister of State (IC) for Power, Coal, New & Renewable Energy, released the first part of the study “Pathways to Integrate 175 Gigawatts of Renewable Energy into India’s Electricity Grid” The study, developed under the U.S.-India bilateral program “Greening the Grid”, confirms the technical and economic viability of integrating 175 g

A global task force set up by the G20 has developed a voluntary framework for companies to disclose the financial impact of climate-related risks and opportunities, drawing support from more than 100 companies with $11 trillion of assets.

Order of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of Court on its own motion Vs. State of Punjab dated 29/06/2017 regarding delay in Amritsar STP project. NGT expresses its displeasure on the working of Punjab Water Supply and Sewerage Board and the Project Proponent who have failed to discharge their obligations. NGT notes that they have not even tested the outlet effluent from the STP. NGT directs the Project Proponent to pay environmental compensation of Rs.

The draft of the solar energy policy prepared by the Goa energy developement agency (GEDA) is now open for suggestions and comments from the public and stakeholders. Goa is richly endowed with moderate climate and bright sunshine for almost 8-9 months a year for generating solar power.

The International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) has set out to produce comprehensive, reliable data sets on renewable energy capacity and use worldwide. The Renewable Energy Statistics 2017 yearbook shows data sets on renewable power-generation capacity for 2007-2016, renewable power generation for 2007-2015 and renewable energy balances for about 100 countries and areas for 2014 and 2015. Further, it features statistics on investments in renewable energy from 18 major multi-lateral, bilateral and national development financial institutions, presented for the period 2009-2015.

Judgement of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of Madhumangal Shukla Vs Ministry Of Environment And Forests (MOEF) & Others dated 03/07/2017 regarding improper and unregulated disposal of municipal solid waste in the city of Vrindavan, especially in front of the Tatiasthan, near river Yamuna and other places like Kalidaha, Shringarvat, Ranapat Ghat etc. It was also submitted by the Applicant - Madhumangal Shukla that Vrindavan is a temple town in Mathura district and is situated on the west bank of river Yamuna.

This report presents a review of the experience of Sub-Saharan African countries in deploying concessions to increase both the level of electrification and the level of private investment in rural electrification from the 1990s until the present. The results have been mixed.

India has been ranked 93rd among 128 countries in the world in social progress. The Social Progress Index-2017 classifies India one of the ‘Lower Middle Social Progress’ countries with a score of 58.39. India scores very poorly on environmental quality reveals the global index.

Judgement of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of Baby Arshita Khatri & Others Vs Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change & Others regarding a DAV School in Ashok Vihar, Delhi creating safety hazards, traffic congestion and endangering the life of the residents of the locality dated 03/07/2017.

This working paper focuses on understanding the concept of ‘bankability’ in support of the development of quality climate project proposals – to assist countries’ access to international climate finance.

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