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India plans to achieve 50% non-fossil installed capacity by 2030: PM Modi | Mint Primer | Mint

India aims to achieve 50% non-fossil fuel installed capacity by 2030, according to Prime Minister Narendra Modi's address to G20 Energy Ministers. India has already surpassed its non-fossil installed electric capacity target, achieving milestones like connecting households with LPG and providing electricity to every village. The nation launched extensive LED distribution and agricultural pump solarization programs. It aspires to become a global hub for green hydrogen production and emphasized sustainable energy transition. Modi also highlighted the importance of low-cost finance for developing countries and proposed transnational grid interconnections for energy security. He introduced Mission Life to make individuals climate champions for a greener future.

17 Aug 2023
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Indian Airlines in a tough spot over sustainability goals | Mint Explains | Mint

It seems like Indian airlines are caught in a tough spot due to the government's ambitious sustainability goals. Here's the scoop: there's talk of a mandate for airlines to blend 1% sustainable aviation fuel starting in 2025. They have been invited to participate in a green fuel joint venture. But hey, it looks like these plans might be a tad too ambitious, according to insiders.

31 Jul 2023
Companies

NTPC to reduce net energy intensity by 10%

As part of its energy compact goals, it will also install 60 gigawatt of renewable energy capacity by 2032.NTPC plans to invest ₹1 trillion between 2019 and 2024 to become a 130 GW power producer by 2032.

2 min read27 Jun 2021
News

Kerala tops Niti's Sustainable Development Goal Index, Bihar worst performer

According to 'SDG India Index 2019', Uttar Pradesh, Odisha and Sikkim have shown maximum improvementNiti Aayog Vice-Chairman Rajiv Kumar said southern states have done well in health

2 min read30 Dec 2019
Industry

Cement makers to hire more women from entry to board levels

The move is part of a set of goals cement firms have set out for themselves to help India achieve the sustainable development goalsThe cement industry will optimise the use of alternative raw materials such as construction demolition waste and fuels derived from wastes

1 min read25 Jun 2019
Opinion

Opinion | The human rights benchmark needs to be modified

The intent of CHRB’s rankings’ list is excellent, but it’s hollowed by naïveté

3 min read7 Feb 2019
Politics

Himachal, Kerala, Tamil Nadu top UN’s India SDG index

Assam, Bihar and Uttar Pradesh are the laggards in a ranking of states released on Friday by NITI Aayog and the United Nations

2 min read22 Dec 2018
News

Trade chiefs say WTO no longer sustainable, pledge reforms

The US gave tacit approval to the meeting but stayed away. China, India, S. Africa, Indonesia were not invited

3 min read26 Oct 2018
Politics

Health and nutrition rights elude Indian women, says report

According to the report, in SDG 2 on nutrition, India has the highest prevalence of anaemia among women with anaemia rates for women nearly double that of Colombia, El Salvador, Indonesia and Kenya in 2016

2 min read25 Oct 2018
Politics

Govt plans to set up panel to track India’s progress on SDGs

SDGs integrate economic, social & environmental dimensions of development, and intend to eradicate poverty

2 min read24 Oct 2018
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