Exploring the Various Dimensions of Rural Energy and Development

Development is the expansion of people’s capabilities (Sen, 1999). Sen highlights in his book “Development as Freedom,1999” that development is not measured in terms of the economic growth of a country but instead measured in terms of the increase in the capabilities...

IIT Scholar Invents Eco-Friendly Paper Battery Using Sewage Water

An Indian research scholar and scientist has developed a disposable as well as a flexible battery made from paper that can be used to generate power from the bacteria that is present in sewage water. IIT Kharagpur research scholar Ramya Veerubhotla’s battery has been...

Water crisis won’t constrain development of China: Opinion

Recent analysis suggests that China’s economic security is imperilled by water shortages and that a crisis is looming. Indeed, a water crisis often seems to lurk just around the corner, particularly for Beijing. There are certainly serious issues of water supply and...

Three leopard cubs reunited with mother at Tea Estate, Tinsukia, Assam

Three leopard cubs which were found by tea garden workers have been safely reunited with their mother. This was done by isolating the area and providing the mother undisturbed access at Rangagora Tea Estate, Tinsukia. This is a truly heart-warming story of the lost...

How Indore Became India’s Cleanest City: Sustainable Development

The Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs has declared Indore as the cleanest city among the 4203 urban local bodies (ULBs) in India during the Swachh Survekshan 2018, which was done earlier in 2018. This will be the second time in a row that the city of Indore, which...

World’s 1st solar eToilet creates power & fertilizer from waste in India

The world’s first electronic solar public eToilet has been put up in Thiruvananthapuram, in Kerala. It generates power as well as fertilizer from the waste. The toilets have been set up in Pulluvila, a village in the Thiruvananthapuram district of Kerala....