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This section provides regular aggregation of news and updates from India and around the world for Agriculture and Forestry. This is part of EAI 360, India's largest renewable energy and clean technology news aggregator.

You can find news and updates on diverse topics within Agriculture and Forestry - events, insights, perspectives, innovations, personalities and more.

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ABB India Submits Bid For 4,500 Electric Vehicle Charging Stations

The Indian arm of Swiss power equipment and robotics company ABB has submitted a bid to provide 4,500 charging points as part of the government’s tender to procure electric vehicles to push cleaner transport. “We already provide electric vehicle charging infrastructure in some of the European cities,”… read more →

Read more news items on: Agriculture and Forestry, Electric Vehicles,

 

Four Green Technologies Growing Fast Enough To Achieve Zero-Emissions World, IEA Says

Four green technologies are growing fast enough to do their part in a zero-carbon-emissions world by mid-century, an International Energy Agency official said this week in Chicago. But they need a little help from other technologies, said Eric Masenet, the head of IEA's Energy Demand Technology Unit,… read more →

Read more news items on: Agriculture and Forestry, Climate change,

 

Climate change: In big relief, FAO says agriculture in India on right path

Indian agriculture can overcome problems of climate change and take the path of sustainable and climate-smart agriculture (CSA) by using mitigation techniques and adapting technology and new crop patterns, according to Shyam Khadka. Khadka, the Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) representative… read more →

Read more news items on: Agriculture and Forestry, Climate change,

 

ADB signs $175 mln loan pact with govt to help improve solar transmission system

Asian Development Bank has signed a $175 million loan agreement with the government to support construction of high voltage transmission systems for evacuation of power generated from new mega solar parks to the interstate grid, and improve reliability of the national grid system here. read more →

Read more news items on: Agriculture and Forestry, Electricity Generation and Transmission, Solar Energy, Solar Photovoltaic,

 

43 hydro projects under construction: Govt

Forty-three hydro-electric projects, with total generating capacity of 11,928 MW, are under construction, the Lok Sabha was informed today. Out of these 43 projects, 16 are stalled due to financial constraints and other reasons, Power Minister Piyush Goyal said. The total power generation capacity of… read more →

Read more news items on: Agriculture and Forestry, Hydro Power,

 

UN pushes 'smart crops' as rice alternative to tackle hunger in Asia

Asia needs to make extra efforts to defeat hunger after progress has slowed in the last five years, including promoting so-called “smart crops” as an alternative to rice, the head of the UN food agency in the region said. Kundhavi Kadiresan, representative of the Food and Agriculture Organisation… read more →

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Tata Power Solar expands manufacturing facility in Bengaluru

Tata Power Solar today said it has expanded the capacity of its cell and module manufacturing facility in Bengaluru. The two-stage expansion doubled the company's module capacity to 400 MW from 200 MW, and increased its cell manufacturing capacity by 65 per cent from 180 MW to 300 MW. read more →

Read more news items on: Agriculture and Forestry, Solar Energy, Solar Photovoltaic,

 

How One Consulting Firm Is Testing Its Models And Doubling The Yield Of Small Indian Farms

Imagine a consultant ditching the boardroom and fancy power points for shovels and irrigation equipment. At a time of rapidly changing technology and business models, wouldn’t it be great if the world’s best and brightest analysts actually had recent experience in the field? When Parvathi Menon… read more →

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A lesson on sustainability from Cuba

Make in India initiative is undoubtedly a great idea, but a ‘clean India’ and ‘green India’ is as important as an economically emergent India, more so because India has such a huge population. Without giving priority for environmental protection, a ‘great India’ can only be a distant dream.… read more →

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Wind power installations may cross 5,000 MW this year

Chairman of Indian Wind Turbine Manufacturers’ Association is confident that wind power installations in India will cross the 5,000-MW-mark. The previous high was 3,472 MW of fresh capacity set up in 2015-16. The Association’s General Secretary, D V Giri, is a shade less optimistic. While 5,000… read more →

Read more news items on: Agriculture and Forestry, Wind Energy, Onshore Wind,

 
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