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International Solar Alliance

On 6th Dec 2017, came into legal, independent existence Dec 6 – marked as Universal Energy Access Day. First specialized intergovernmental body on solar energy expected to drive R&D on solar energy (from electricity generation to storage capacity). First treaty-based international intergovernmental organization to be based out of India. International Solar Alliance to be first …

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What are Renewable Energy Certificates (RECs)?

RECS are an environment commodity which provides economic incentives for electricity generation from renewable energy sources. RECS is awarded for every 1 Mega Watt-hour of electricity generated. See all What are climate resilient structures? National Action Plan on climate change (NAPCC) and EA (energy act) 2003 provides a roadmap for the increased shape of Renewable …

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What is Flood Management and Border Areas Program (FMBAP)?

Recently Flood Management and Border Areas Programme (FMBAP) was launched. It will be implemented throughout the country for effective flood management, erosion control and anti-sea erosion. Objectives: – The main aim is to arrest the State governments to provide a reasonable degree of protection against floods in critical areas. It aims to doubt optimum coordination …

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Report on Solar power in India

At a time when the lack of reliable and affordable energy hinders the growth of socio-economic development opportunities for the rural population; solar energy has emerged as a promising renewable energy source for rural India. Importance of solar power in rural India – Enhances productivity by providing with basic amenities Employment generation Drop-in capital cost …

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What are key significance of forest survey of India?

India has a forest survey of 74%. Those have been 0.1% in the forest comes as provided by the India Forest Survey. The need for forest survey is essential: – Forest survey versus dynamism of land use admits development. Lately, there are cases of encroachment of protected areas under western plans. Forest survey ensures adequate …

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