सूर्यच करेल भविष्यात भारताला ऊर्जेचा पुरवठा, भारत व फ्रान्स यांनी ११ मार्च २०१८ रोजी दिल्ली येथे केले पहिल्या ‘आंतरराष्ट्रीय सौर-ऊर्जा गठबंधन’ परिषदेचे आयोजन.

भारत आणि फ्रान्स यांनी ११ मार्च २०१८ रोजी दिल्ली येथे पहिले आंतरराष्ट्रीय सौर-ऊर्जा गठबंधन (International Solar Alliance) परिषदेचे आयोजन केले होते. आंतरराष्ट्रीय सौर-ऊर्जा गठबंधन हे कर्कवृत्त आणि मकरवृत्त यांच्यामध्ये असलेल्या राष्ट्रांचा गट आहे. आंतरराष्ट्रीय सौर ऊर्जा गठबंधन स्थापन करून भारताने पुन्हा एकदा आपण बहुराष्ट्रीय संस्थात्मक विदेशनीतिचा पुरस्कर्ता असल्याचे अधोरेखित केले आहे.

Solar being her energy future, India organized founding ‘International Solar Alliance’ conference in New Delhi on 11 March 2018.

Solar Photo Voltaic (PV) being her energy future, India organizes founding International Solar Alliance (ISA) conference in New Delhi on 11 March 2018. Traditional energy sources will not be enough to meet the future energy demand of India, even if they do, there will be an environmental cost to it. By taking lead in creating an international intergovernmental platform for Solar PV, India has shown commitment towards sustainable development and bolstered herself as an advocate of multilateralism as well. However, Solar PV may not be as green as perceived given its potential to generate huge e-waste and complicated disposal system. India must set the agenda for research & manufacturing of the greener Solar PVs.

Exclusive Interview: Hardeep Singh Puri, MoS, MoHUA, India | What India is doing, broadly conforms to the New Urban Agenda says MoS Puri.

The ninth session of the World Urban Forum (WUF9) was convened by UN-Habitat during 7-13 February 2018 at Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Hardeep Singh Puri, Union Minister of State for Housing and Urban Affairs, India, was representing Government of India at WUF9. I had an opportunity to interview him. Here is what he says: