‘The Indian green bond market is a driver for people’
Green bonds in India have grown from virtual non-existence in early 2015 to a US $7 billion market, with participation from public and private sector corporations alike who are opting to raise finance, especially for renewable energy projects through this mechanism. With the banking sector currently plagued with NPAs and scandals, the future role of green bonds could be even more significant. …
‘To promote renewable, pair it with gas or hydro’
Tamil Nadu Generation and Distribution Corporation (TANGEDCO)’s chairman, Vikram Kapur was asked to appear before the Madras High Court today to apprise the court about the status of the power sector in the state. Here are extracts from his recent interview to CSE on the direction Tamil Nadu should take on power
"Swachh Bharat Mission echoes sterilisation campaign of 70s"
A new book exposes the lacunae in the way India manages its waste and recommends changes in practices and attitudes toward waste. Robin Jeffrey and Assa Doron, authors of the book, speak to Swati Singh Sambyal on the layered challenges of managing solid waste
'Don't misunderstand the leopard'
Few wildlife enthusiasts have tracked leopards more closely or known them more intimately than jonathan and Angela Scott, who have made the Maasai Mara National Reserve in Kenya their home for over 40 years. They speak to Deepanwita Gita Niyogi about their book, The Leopard's Tale, that chronicles the secret and risky life of two leopards and their cubs
‘The price of millets is 3 times higher than that of regular rice’
J Suresh is an Engineering graduate, and had been working for six years as a techie before he left his job to start a millet restaurant. After much struggle, he started Thirukkural Unavagam in Karayanchavadi, Chennai. The restaurant has one more branch in Adyar, Chennai, which Suresh runs along with another former professional, E Karthikeyan. Suresh spoke to Down To Earth on what all went …
If sanitation is treated as a community problem, we can make something happen for very little money
Just like a better iPhone is not the solution to poor telecom connectivity, sanitation cannot be solved by a smart, well-designed product, sold at the right price, says Julia King, researcher and architectural designer who has been designing community toilets in Savda Ghevra, a resettlement colony in Delhi