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Araria pledges support to renewable energy

Blog entry by Shiva Sharma | October 12, 2010

Araria was the next stop for the Greenpeace yatris. Tired from the long and bumpy bus journey we decided to take a small break at Purnia before we reached Araria. The sort of welcome that was given to us at Purnia showed the kindness...

Renewable way forward for Bihar

Blog entry by Grace Boyle | October 29, 2010

Everyone in Bihar knows the electricity problems of the state.  It’s got a massive, yawning deficit, but not the coal reserves to plug it.  Yet, somehow, the issue of energy is often overlooked in the shadows of other developmental...

Will the climate leader rise?

Blog entry by Abhishek Pratap | December 8, 2010

Two years ago the Climate Group and Global e-Sustainability Initiative (GeSI) published SMART 2020. It was a revolutionary report which spoke about the IT sector’s potential to reduce global greenhouse gas emissions to 15% of...

Enlightening Bihar

Blog entry by Shashwat Raj | January 3, 2011

W ith the Nalanda University revival becoming a reality, Bihar is trying to regain its status as an education hub in the international arena. The elite centre of learning which was operational 800 years back, was built in fifth century...

A ray of hope in gloomy villages

Blog entry by Arpana Udupa | April 22, 2011

The story of the Rajiv Gandhi Grameen Vidyutikaran Yojna (RGGVY) survey encompassing 6 villages in Madhubani, is similar to that of other villages, with some variations here and there. No one had a clue about the RGGVY scheme. No one...

बच्चों ने नहीं देखा उजाला

Blog entry by Akshay Gupta | May 20, 2011

भारत सरकार ने सन 2005 में राजीव गॉंधी ग्रामीण विद्युतीय योजना (RGGVY) शुरुआत की थी, जिसमें आजमगढ़ ज़िले के 22 विकासखंडों में गुणवत्तापूर्ण विद्युत् आपूर्ति देने का लक्ष्य रखा गया था. सरकारी  रिपोर्ट को देखा जाय तो इन ब्‍लॉकों में 93.3...

Why should you be talking to the planning commission on Facebook?

Blog entry by Arpana Udupa | September 9, 2011

The Planning Commission is supposedly listening! The Planning Commission and their partner [email protected]’s Facebook pages are open to receiving your suggestions on what the 12th Five Year Plan should look like. This is the Planning...

Farmers will look to the skies, not for clouds anymore but for the sun

Blog entry by Manish Ram | October 17, 2012

The phone at the Greenpeace office in Patna rang non-stop for a week. More than five hundred farmers from all over the state of Bihar were calling to know more about solar based irrigation system. This phone-call-frenzy was caused...

Australia's Great Barrier Reef threatened by coal mining

Blog entry by Arpana Udupa | April 20, 2013

Image: Darren Jew/Greenpeace I joined the Rainbow Warrior III in Townsville, a city in the north-eastern coast of Queensland, Australia. After catching up with my Australian counterparts on the campaign and tour, I found myself in a...

Mahan’s chota sipahi

Blog entry by Aafreen Ali | June 9, 2014

He caught my attention when he introduced himself as "main yahain ka sabse chota sipahi hu" and in my short stay I saw that this wasn't just an empty statement but he lived up to it. When kids his age were running around playing...

10 Things to Do during Earth Hour

Blog entry by Raina De | March 28, 2015

Earth Hour is on March 28 from 8.30 pm to 9.30 pm. Wondering what to do when you're switching off your lights? Here are some alternatives to switch on the fun!   1. Take some time with your love, have a candle light dinner. 2...

Going Solar - A Great Investment Plan

Blog entry by Pujarini Sen | June 19, 2017

India is emerging as a world leader in solar. As the third largest solar market globally 1 , a market that is growing by 90%, making the potential of solar in our country quite tremendous. Prime Minister Modi inaugurated the...

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